Our Grand Avenue

DC History Resources

1956 photo of Embassy of Turkey (1606 23 St)

1956 photo of Embassy of Turkey (1606 23 St) shows that the mansion was designed (1911) to fit into the street landscape. From our book A Grand Avenue Revival.

DC history resources:

Collections, Tours, Blogs

Cultural Tourism DC
www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/neighborhood-heritage-trails

District of Columbia Public Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW) Washingtoniana Collection
dclibrary.org/research/collections

Ghosts of DC
www.ghostsofdc.org/‎

Historical Society of Washington, DC, Kiplinger Research Library (801 K St NW)
www.historydc.org

US Commission of Fine Arts
www.cfa.gov (Old Post Office Building, 401 F Street NW)

Vanished Washington
www.theruinedcapitol.com/ (Jacobsen Architecture)

(A few) good books

Berg, Scott W., Grand Avenues: The story of the French visionary who designed Washington, DC, Pantheon Books, 2007

Cigliano, Jan and Landau, Sarah Bradford, eds., The Grand American Avenue: 1850-1920, The Octagon, Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco, 1993

Kohler, Sue and Scott, Pamela C. Eds., Designing the Nation’s Capital: The 1901 Plan for Washington, DC, US Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC, 2006

Miller, Iris, Washington in Maps: 1606-2000, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY 2002

Robinson, Charles Mulford, Improvement of Towns and Cities, GP Putnam’s Knickerbocker Press, New York, NY 1901. books.google.com/

Scott, Pamela C. Capital Engineers: The US Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, DC 1790-2004, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2005

More resources at Restore Mass Ave

A Grand Avenue Revival Endnotes