Andrew Jackson Downing Dies

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Summary

Andrew Jackson Downing, responsible for the layout of the Smithsonian grounds as part of his program for the landscaping of the National Mall, dies on the Hudson River in a steamboat accident.

Subject

Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Joseph Henry's desk diary 1852, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 30, 1852

Topic

  • Landscape architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Deaths
  • Grounds

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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