Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space — Resources


Michael Bednar. L’Enfant’s Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Vera Carothers. WAMU | JAN 3, 2016 “Can ‘Derelict’ Franklin Square Park Revive? D.C. And The Park Service Have A Plan Partnership aims to turn downtown spot into a ‘jewel'” https://wamu.org/story/16/01/03/can_the_derelict_franklin_square_park_revive_dc_and_the_feds_have_a_plan/

Documentary History of American Water-works – Washington, District of Columbia http://www.waterworkshistory.us/DC/Washington/

Franklin Park, National Mall and Memorial Parks https://www.nps.gov/articles/600228.htm#4/34.45/-98.53

Historic American Buildings Survey, Farragut Square, (Reservation Number 12). Elizabeth Barthold, Project Historian, National Park Service, 1993.

Shannon Sanders McDonald. The parking garage: design and evolution of a modern urban form. Urban Land Institute, Nov 1, 2007.

George J. Olszewski. Franklin Park Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of The Interior, Office Of History· And Historic Architecture Eastern Service Center, March 1970.

Larry Ray. “Franklin Square Park Major Renovation Poised to Start; Expectations Very High.” TheInTowner May 12, 2019 http://intowner.com/2019/05/12/franklin-square-park-major-renovation-poised-to-start-expectations-very-high/

Dan Reed. “Farragut Square Is Great. Franklin Square Stinks. Here’s Why.” Washingtonian February 17, 2016 https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/02/17/farragut-square-is-great-franklin-square-stinks-heres-why/

Kerry Segrave. Parking Cars in America, 1910-1945 A History. Farland & Company, 2012.

Frederick Tilp. This was Potomac. 1979.

Aaron Wiener. “The Future of Franklin Park, in Four Design Concepts .” Washington City Paper Feb 20, 2014. https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/housing-complex/blog/13123943/the-future-of-franklin-park-in-four-design-concepts

Garnett P. Williams. Washington, D.C.’s Vanishing Springs and Waterways. CIRCULAR 752, 1977 [Washington]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1977.

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