They added to the plan what Charles L'Enfant
had created in 1791, and designed the landscapes and memorials of the world's most powerful capital city: Washington DC.
Washington DC, close to George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon plantation estate in Virginia, was with designed by French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
and is, for the US, uniquely European looking and boasts a fascinating history.
The distinguished list also included Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish officer who later fought for his own country's independence; and Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant
, the future designer of the city of Washington, D.C.
Named for Pierre Charles L'Enfant
, the Plaza's look and architectural plan was designed by famed architect, I.M.
11 ( ANI ): A 'dishy' letter by former US President George Washington addressed to French-born American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
, who is known for designing the layout of the streets of Washington, D.C.
In 1791, Jefferson advised Pierre Charles L'Enfant
, the architect who designed the grid and diamond plan for Washington, D.C.
8 Pierre Charles L'Enfant
's plan for Washington, 1790
"The city must be beautiful, due advantage being taken of the hilly nature of the spot for grand or lovely prospects," urban planner Pierre Charles L'Enfant
remarked in proposing to George Washington a carefully constructed yet entirely unique layout for the new "Federal City." L'Enfant called his design "a plan wholly new," an appropriate theme, one might argue, for the capital of an entirely new type of nation.