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Dumbarton Oaks Park, Thirty-second & R Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
Dumbarton Oaks Park, Thirty-second & R Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
Thirty-second & R Streets Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-571
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N71).
See also HALS DC-13 for related documentation.

Significance: Dumbarton Oaks Park is not a native woods; rather, it was designed as a ''naturalistic" landscape in the pastoral landscape tradition to include the pastoral and wilderness elements as they would have been represented in an eighteenth-century American estate. It is a rare example of an urban estate that is still associated with a "wilderness" area. Beatrix Jones Farrand was one of the eleven founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the only woman. As Landscape architect, Farrand brought together the European tradition of the Italian villa garden, the more naturalistic English flower garden tradition, a profound knowledge of native American plant materials, and a sensitivity to ecological conditions. Although she called herself a landscape gardener rather than landscape architect, her gardens were set within a structured topography and worked in harmony with the total architectural complex.

Subjects
Parks


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. STONE BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST DOWNSTREAM Photocopy of photograph, summer 1932 National Park Service, National Capital Region files
2. STONE BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST DOWNSTREAM Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
3. STREAM-SIDE PATH, SOUTH OF STREAM, LOOKING WEST AT MIDDLE FALLS OF THE THREE BRIDGE FALLS NEAR JUNCTION WITH FORSYTHIA WALK Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
4. STREAM-SIDE PATH, SOUTH OF STREAM, LOOKING WEST AT MIDDLE FALLS OF THE THREE BRIDGE FALLS NEAR JUNCTION WITH FORSYTHIA WALK Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
5. FORSYTHIA WALK BEFORE WIDENING Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
6. FORSYTHIA WALK AFTER WIDENING Photocopy of photograph, date unknown National Park Service, National Capital Region files
7. STREAM-SIDE PATH BETWEEN THREE BRIDGE FALLS AND THREE SISTERS FALLS, LOOKING WEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
8. STREAM-SIDE PATH NEAR MIDDLE OF THREE SISTERS FALLS, LOOKING WEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
9. CLIFTON HILL, LOOKING NORTHEAST ACROSS STREAM FROM HAZEL WALK Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
10. CLIFTON HILL, LOOKING NORTHWEST ACROSS STREAM FROM HAZEL WALK Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
11. LAUREL POOL, LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM HAZEL WALK Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
12. MOUNTAIN LAUREL (KALMIA LATIFOLIA) AT LAUREL POOL Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
13. LAUREL POOL, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
14. UPPER THREE SISTERS FALLS, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
15. UPPER THREE SISTERS FALLS, LOOKING NORTHWEST Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
16. STONE MILL, ALSO CALLED LIGHTNING-STRUCK HOUSE OR OLD PUMP HOUSE Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
17. SITE OF STONE MILL Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
18. SITE OF STONE MILL, CLOSER Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
19. SPRING GROTTO AND GRAVEL SWALE Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
20. STREAM ARBOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
21. SITE OF STREAM ARBOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST TO ARBOR FALLS Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
22. MEADOW, LOOKING EAST WITH STREAM ARBOR ON RIGHT Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
23. MEADOW, LOOKING EAST WITH STREAM ARBOR ON RIGHT Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
24. STREAM AND THREE MEADOW FALLS, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
25. STREAM AND THREE MEADOW FALLS, LOOKING NORTHWEST Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
26. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT BEND DUE NORTH OF STONE MILL Photocopy of photograph, 1930s National Park Service, National Capital Region files
27. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT BEND DUE NORTH OF STONE MILL Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1988
28. THE UNICORN LADY, PHOTOGRAPH OF SCULPTURE NOW LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THE MUSIC ROOM, DUMBARTON OAKS MANSION; FORMERLY LOCATED WITHIN THE PARK, NEAR THE ANIMAL CEMETERY Jack E. Boucher, photographer, 1990
Site of Stone Mill
Forsythia Walk After Widening
View of the Unicorn Lady Sculpture
STONE BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST DOWNSTREAM


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