Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 234

"Plan for the Improvement of the West Side of Monument Park", U.S. War Department

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1902-5 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

26.8 x 39 inches
68.1 x 99.1 cm

This beautifully drawn and colored plan was prepared "Under the direction of Colonel Theo. A. Bingham" It is centered on the Washington Monument, bounded on the south and west by Seventeenth Street, on the north by B Street and by Fourteenth on the east. Locates future bridges and roadways, the Nursery, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing with six blank plots adjacent, the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, the Garden Office, Boat Landing, Fish Ponds and the Power House. Also gives the old location of the Jefferson Pier Erected Dec. 2, 1804. A scarce issue. Signed in the plate by Bingham on June 30th 1902. Arranged and drawn by Fredrick D. Owen assisted by F.F. Gillen. "Eng 57 2" is at lower left below the neatline.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/2/2010