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By Lonnie J. Hovey

Lafayette Square's wealthy heritage dates again to the founding of the District of Columbia whilst Pierre L'Enfant deliberate it as a part of the grounds for the president's condominium. The sq. was once one of many first open areas in the urban to be designed as a public park. throughout Pennsylvania street from the White apartment, the park's local turned domestic to presidents, vice presidents, cupboard participants, diplomats, inventors, reporters, heroes, authors, scientists, legislations breakers, and scoundrels. at the present time, the sq. and its sculptures are surrounded by way of executive workplaces, yet symbolically, it's the White House's entrance backyard, making it an enticing vacation spot. utilizing ancient images, Lafayette sq. captures the square's social, political, and architectural background, highlighting vital earlier events.

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