National Zoological Park, Preliminary Survey

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B35_F01_002]

Creator: F.L. Olmsted and Company

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1890

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder 01, Image No. SIA_000095_B35_F01_002

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Summary

"National Zoological Park, Preliminary Study. Made with a view to an advanced and more exact discussion of the General Plan. Mr. Emerson's preliminary studies are assumed to represent what will be required with respect to Buildings. F.L. Olmsted & Co., Landscape Architects, Brookline, Mass. September 4, 1890." Topographic map shows a central developed plateau where most of the buildings are grouped. A winding carriage path leads through the Park to and from this area, with scattered exhibits visible from the pathway.

Subject

  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903
  • Emerson, William Ralph 1833-1917
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Notes

Archives No. SIA2011-1447

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder 01, Image No. SIA_000095_B35_F01_002

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1890

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  • No Known Copyright

Topic

  • Topographic maps
  • Zoos
  • Planning
  • Parks
  • Parks--Planning

Place

  • Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Maps

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B35_F01_002]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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