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Detail of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Plan of the City of Washington (1792) (White House History 34)

Detail of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Plan of the City of Washington (1792) (White House History 34)

Artist
Pierre Charles L’Enfant
Date of Work
1792
Medium
Arthictectural Drawing

Detail of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Plan of the City of Washington (1792) (White House History 34)

Detail of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Plan of the City of Washington (1792). Incorporating the latest ideas in European city planning, L’Enfant’s plan did not go unnoticed; it attracted envy in the capitals of the world. President George Washington, who had never been to Europe, protected the visionary plan from those who would violate it. The plan was resurrected in 1902.

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