Tuesday, September 11, 2012

History of Parks in DC

  Stumbled upon this video at the National Building Museum while on an extended recess during Jury Duty last week.  It is a very interesting piece that lays out the vision of DC Parks in 1932, as part of their "Washington: Symbol and City" exhibit which looks at the history of DC from a resident standpoint.  There is a particularly interesting part on the once proposed Fort Circle Drive that was to link all the Civil War Defense Parks, and includes a few archived shots of our very own Ft. Totten (around 10:50 in the video). 

An interesting piece of history, at least to us anyway!  I also must say, if you find yourself on Jury Duty and have an extended recess, the Building Museum is just up the street from the Moultrie Courthouse.

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