Benjamin Bannekar Park

At the end of L’Enfant Plaza in Southwest DC you will find a park dedicated to Benjamin Bannekar, who helped L’Enfant and Andrew Ellicott map out the city of Washington. This little used, and unfortunately rather neglected, park is operated by the National Park Service.  It was constructed in 1970. In 1998, Congress passed legislation … Continue reading “Benjamin Bannekar Park”

Garfield Statue

President James A. Garfield (March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881) Location: 1st and Maryland Street, S.W., on the western side of the Capitol Architect and Sculptor: John Quincy Adams Ward, Ohio Ceremony: May 12, 1887 Cost: $65,000 – Congressional appropriations of $30,000, and $35,000 from the Army of the Cumberland. The Garfield Statue was … Continue reading “Garfield Statue”