The Evolution of the National Zoological Park

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Summary

Addresses history of landscape design and philosophy behind decisions at the National Zoological Park. Quite complete history, especially in the discussion of master plans made for the Park (1960-1973). Poorly footnoted (only four listed for entire document) and contains a few misinterpretations of the NZP's early history (most egregious error attributes selection of Olmsted as designer to Frank Baker after Congress' passage of the Park bill).

Subject

  • Baker, Frank 1841-1918
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Study prepared for the Faculty of the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia and the National Zoological Park

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Contact information

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

Date

No date (circa 1974-75)

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Grounds
  • Facilities

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