A Walk Through The National Mall { 10 images } Created 13 Jun 2010

A walk Through The National Mall

L'Enfant's Grand Promenade

In the late 18th Century Pierre L'Enfant designed a grand promenade worthy of a new Nation. For various reasons, his vision wasn't entirely fulfilled until the early 1900's when his "Grand Avenue" finally took shape, albeit in a slightly different form.

L'Enfant original plan called for a mile long 400' wide expanse along the center of the city that would allow for social harmony. Today, the National Mall represents much more than that. It's a place where people play, work and where we honor our Nation's history.
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