A history of National Capital Parks
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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks in [Washington] .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Office of National Capital Parks -- History.,
  • National parks and reserves -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Cornelius W. Heine.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 161 p. :
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15173595M

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The American Institute of Architects enthusiastically took up the cause of the National Capital, and the centennial celebration was made the occasion of a book by Glenn Brown. [ 31 ] President Theodore Roosevelt and others were convinced that something . The parks of the National Capital were recognized as National parks, and were to be developed for the enjoyment and pleasure of the people of the United States. Map of the City of Washington, Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks in the National Capital, — Whenever any project is planned in the National Capital Parks, the Planning division must contact numerous organizations and agencies, which might be directly or indirectly concerned with the project. Rehabilitation of Small Parks. Since , many outstanding developments have been effected in the National Capital Parks. A History of National Capital Parks: TABLE I: OFFICERS OF NATIONAL CAPITAL PARKS, * Federal Commissioners of the District of Columbia. Thomas Johnson, of Maryland: Appointed Jan. 22, David Stuart, of Maryland: Appointed Jan. 22, Daniel Carroll, of Maryland.

Superintendent of National Capital Parks. The office of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital was absorbed by the newly designated office of National Parks, Buildings and Reservations, Department of the Interior by Executive Order on J , under authority of the act of March 3, [] Under this reorganization, which became effective on August 9, , the. See Article History National Capital Parks, system of national monuments and government-owned parks and recreation areas in and around the District of Columbia, U.S. The system was authorized by the U.S. Congress in and became part of the National Park Service in America's National Parks are our national treasure. Enjoy them to the fullest by shopping our collection of National Parks handbooks, history books, children's activity guides and books, park guides, maps, posters and more, including posters by famous graphics artist, Charley Harper. A contemporary reprint of Samuel Hill's print of Ellicott's "Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia", published in "Massachusetts Magazine", Boston, May , showing street names, lot numbers, coordinates and legends. In , Congress, through the Residence Act, authorized President George Washington to procure an area along the Potomac River to locate a new capital for .

This book is more than just the parks but all park service lands. There is some history divided into a handful of eras, but for the most part it's a coffee table book, and a beautiful one. With the inclusion of all the NPS lands, it's more diverse than the typical national park coffee table book/5(27).   Ten years after it first came out, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea" remains hands down the best book about the history of the National Parks. Like in the TV series of the same title that it follows almost word for word, the story is very well told. The collection of vintage pictures in black and white is s:   "Through iconic National Geographic images and an illuminating collection of stories and personalities, the book offers a portrait of diverse National Park Service properties while presenting a colorful history of the service and its century of notable s: "Tour, 65th Annual conference, The American Institute of Park Executives, The American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, The National Conference on State Parks, Washington, D.C., Septem " Description: vi, 26 pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Responsibility: prepared by the National Capital Region, National Park Service.