c/o National Coalition
     to Save Our Mall
P.O.Box 4709
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-340-3938

THE NATIONAL MALL: An Illustrated History
Selected Bibliography

The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991, ed. Richard Longstreth, 1991

  • "This Vast Empire": The Iconography of the Mall, 1791-1848 by Pamela Scott
  • The Imperial Mall: The City Beautiful Movement and the Washington Plan of 1901-02 by Thomas S. Hines
  • The Mall, the McMillan Plan, and the Origins of American City Planning by Jon A. Peterson
  • The Olmsteds and the Landscape of the Mall by David C. Streatfield

John W. Reps, Monumental Washington: The Planning and Development of the Capital Center, Princeton, 1967

Frederick Gutheim and the National Capital Planning Commission, Worthy of the Nation: The History of Planning for the National Capital, Washington, 1977

The Commission of Fine Arts, A Brief History 1910-1990 by Sue Kohler

East and West Potomac Parks Historic District, Revised National Register of Historic Places Nomination (Prepared for the National Park Service, National Capital Region, by Robinson & Associates, Inc. in association with Architrave P.C. Architects) 16 July 1999

Cultural Landscape Report, West Potomac Park, Lincoln Memorial Grounds (National Capital Parks Central) August 1999, Part 1: Site History, Analysis and Evaluation and Design Guidelines

History prepared by:
Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D.
National Coalition to Save Our Mall
March 13, 2004