|Though many departures have been made from L'Enfant's original plan, its spirit continues
to guide and inspire the urban planners of Washington, DC, and cities around the world.
|Pierre Charles L'Enfant
|The Capitol (Senate wing), ca. 1800.
That's Pennsylvania Ave. going off to the right.
|From Georgetown to the Anacostia River, L'Enfant's plan foresaw a century of growth with
|This Civil War era map of Washington, DC, gives an indication of just how much the
20th century changed the face of the city. Note the original design for the Washington
Monument in the lower left corner.