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French-American military engineer who designed the basic plan for Washington, D.C. (capital city of the United States) known today as the L'Enfant Plan (1791). Wikipedia

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    Capital city of the United States of America. Located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, with Congress holding its first session there in 1800. Wikipedia

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    Polish-Lithuanian military engineer, statesman, and military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. He fought in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the US side in the American Revolutionary War. Wikipedia

  • Committee of 100 on the Federal City

    Private, nonprofit membership organization which promotes responsible land use and planning in Washington, D.C., and advocates adherence to the L'Enfant Plan and McMillan Plan as a guide to city growth. One of the most influential private land use planning bodies in Washington, D.C. Wikipedia

  • History of Washington, D.C.

    Tied to its role as the capital of the United States. Algonquian-speaking people known as the Nacotchtank, the site of the District of Columbia along the Potomac River was first selected by President George Washington. Wikipedia

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    Major street in Washington, D.C. It was originally named Boundary Street, because it formed the northern boundary of the Federal City under the 1791 L'Enfant Plan. Renamed Florida Avenue in 1890. Wikipedia

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    Landscaped park within the National Mall and Memorial Parks, an official unit of the United States National Park System. Located near the downtown area of Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States, and is administered by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior. Wikipedia


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    • Shortages of material and labor forced alterations to the earlier plan developed by French engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant for a "palace" that was five times larger than the house that was eventually built.White House-Wikipedia
    • In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, to design the new capital.Washington, D.C.-Wikipedia
    • In his 1791 plan for the future city of Washington, D.C., Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant envisioned a garden-lined "grand avenue" approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) in lengthNational Mall-Wikipedia
    • Latrobe disliked the Baroque-style plan for the city, and other aspects of L'Enfant's plan, and resented having to conform to Thornton's plans for the Capitol Building.Benjamin Henry Latrobe-Wikipedia
    • The streets of Detroit, Michigan, were redesigned after the 1806 fire, based on the Pierre L'Enfant Plan for Washington, D.C.; Warren Avenue in Detroit is named after Joseph Warren.Joseph Warren-Wikipedia
    • Pei and his team also designed a united urban area for Washington, D.C., called L'Enfant Plaza (named for French-American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant).I. M. Pei-Wikipedia

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