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Tidal Reservoir, Between Potomac River & Washington Channel, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Between Potomac River & Washington Channel, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-9
Building/structure dates: 1882 initial construction
Significance: The Tidal Reservoir is a major element of Potomac Park. Besides providing the park with a picturesque focal point, it serves as a means of flushing waters into the Washington Channel, thereby preventing stagnation and other deterrents to the enjoyment of the park. Aside from its visual and functional importance, the Tidal Reservoir is utilized for recreational purposes such as fishing and paddle-boating. Its placement in a park setting links it to early twentieth-century park design and planning that relates to the landscape architecture ideals of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Subjects
Recreation
Reservoirs
Bridges


Related Names
Twining, Maj. William
Haines, Maj. Peter
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
McMillan Commission
Quin, Richard H., Field Team
Caouette, Jill Patricia, Delineator
Shipe, Mary Kendall, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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