Dumbarton Oaks Park

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Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dunbarton Park Bridge DC.jpg
Dumbarton Park Bridge
Dumbarton Oaks Park is located in Washington, D.C.
Dumbarton Oaks Park
LocationR Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates38°54′55″N 77°3′44″W / 38.91528°N 77.06222°W / 38.91528; -77.06222Coordinates: 38°54′55″N 77°3′44″W / 38.91528°N 77.06222°W / 38.91528; -77.06222
Area27 acres
Built1932
ArchitectBeatrix Farrand and James Berrall
NRHP reference #67000028 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 28, 1967

The Dumbarton Oaks Park is a public park, located in the 3100 block of R Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood. Access is via Lovers' Lane from R Street, east of 32nd Street, it is located near Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park, and Oak Hill Cemetery. It is part of the Georgetown Historic District.[2]

History[edit]

Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the Dumbarton Oaks estate in 1920, and established the garden;[3] the park is a naturalistic streamside garden area of 27 acres, beyond the 10 acre formal garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand.[4] In 1940, the Blisses gifted Dumbarton Oaks Park to the National Park Service, turning over creative control and upkeep of the plantings located there.[5] Both Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks Park were jointly listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1967.[6] Montrose Park obtained an individual listing on 2007.[6] In 1998 and 1999, Student Conservation Association groups restored the south stream path.[2] Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has been formed to provide restoration.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Montrose & Dumbarton Parks. National Park Service.
  4. ^ Park History. Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.
  5. ^ About Dumbarton Oaks Park. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
  6. ^ a b "Montrose Park". National Park Service. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ Jacobson, Louis (October 5, 2011). "Saving a storied garden". Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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