Monument Erected to Andrew Jackson Downing

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On the Smithsonian grounds, the American Pomological Society erects an urn as a monument to Andrew Jackson Downing, architect and landscape gardener. Since the death of Downing, grounds have been kept in repair under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, who will need an appropriation from Congress to complete Downing's design.


  • Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852
  • American Pomological Society
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States Congress
  • Andrew Jackson Downing Urn


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 836
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1855, p. 16-17, 73

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


September, 1856


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