Preliminary Study for National Zoological Park

ID: SIA2011-1447

Creator: Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 1

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'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.' Plan of the Park 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.


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


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 1

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  • Plans
  • Zoos
  • Grounds, NZP Early History
  • Proposed buildings
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Proposed buildings


  • Photographic print
  • Plan

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Plan; Medium: Photographic print

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