Guests learned the connections among these things at a reception launching our book A Grand Avenue Revival at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. December 6.
|Neither rain nor downtown traffic kept history fans away.|
RMA's first phase, she said, had been devoted to adding trees to reform the historic allées along the two-mile Embassy Row section of Mass Ave -- which originally had seven miles of linden allées. She thanked Casey Trees for having donated historic-type trees, that, parallel with city sidewalk trees, are regrowing the original views.
A Grand Avenue Revival is the platform for RMA's next goal: complete landscape restoration, so future generations can enjoy the original landscape highlighting the street's famous architecture.
But what, exactly, was that landscape?
|Craig Moran, Lily Nguyen|
|Deborah Shapley with John Suau and Anne McDonough of HSW|
|Barbara J. Saffir|
|Davis Lee Kennedy|
HSW's locale at the Carnegie Library of Washington at Mass Ave and 9th Street NW, was a special venue linked to the crucial period described in the book. We offer special thanks to John Suau, Executive Director of HSW, and the staff, particularly events manager Karen Harris.
View some of the Dec 6 presentation on our Historic Initiative Page. Our website offers free download of A Grand Avenue Revival. Request your free print copy on our Contact Us page.
Photos: Richard Royce/RMA