Washington, City and Capital: Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration ... Washington, 1937

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WASHINGTON
CITY AND CAPITAL

FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION American Guide Series WASHINGTON 1937

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON, D. C.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page III
  • Preface V
  • Contents VII
  • Maps and Plans XIII
  • Illustrations XIV
  • General Information XVII
  • Calendar of Annual Events XXII
  • Part One - The General Background 1
  • Washington City and Capital 3
  • Topography and Climate 13
  • Plant and Animal Life 21
  • The Indian Background 30
  • History of Washington 35
  • The Negro in Washington 68
  • The L'Enfant Plan and Its Later Development 91
  • Architecture of Washington 107
  • Art in Washington 130
  • Music and the Theater 142
  • Literature in Washington 153
  • Washington Journalism 170
  • Science in Washington 183
  • Religious Trends in Washington 193
  • Part 2 - Washington of Today 201
  • Union Station and Plaza 203
  • The Capitol 209
  • Library of Congress 263
  • Senate and House Office Buildings 282
  • The White House 287
  • Washington Monument 317
  • Lincoln Memorial 331
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 339
  • Pan American Union 343
  • American National Red Cross 350
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge and Water Gate 354
  • Mount Vernon 359
  • Art Galleries 371
  • Libraries 393
  • Museums 403
  • Historic Houses 427
  • Churches 465
  • Universities and Colleges 498
  • Scientific Organizations 522
  • Miscellaneous National Organizations 538
  • List of Social Agencies 558
  • Washington Park System 563
  • Cemeteries in and near Washington 603
  • Part Three - Tours in the City and Environs 623
  • Pennsylvania Avenue 625
  • Constitution Avenue 644
  • Lafayette Square 650
  • Sixteenth Street 661
  • Massachusetts Avenue 676
  • Connecticut Avenue 692
  • Seventh Street 704
  • Georgetown 714
  • Alexandria 752
  • Tours in Nearby Virginia 773
  • Two Tours to Great Falls of the Potomac 802
  • Bladensburg Tour 820
  • Hiking Tours 834
  • Miscellaneous Environs Tours 836
  • Part Four - Executive Departments of the Federal Government 841
  • Department of State 843
  • Treasury Department 849
  • War Department 863
  • Navy Department 885
  • Department of Justice 905
  • Post Office Department 916
  • Department of the Interior 924
  • Department of Agriculture 930
  • Department of Commerce 940
  • Department of Labor 959
  • Part Five - Independent Agencies of the Federal Government 967
  • Government Printing Office 969
  • Interstate Commerce Commission 974
  • Civil Service Commission 976
  • Federal Trade Commission 980
  • United States Tariff Commission 983
  • Veterans' Administration 985
  • General Accounting Office 987
  • National Archives 990
  • Federal Communications Commission 996
  • Federal Power Commission 997
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 999
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Board 1003
  • Farm Credit Administration 1006
  • Tennessee Valley Authority 1008
  • Securities and Exchange Commission 1012
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1014
  • Railroad Retirement Board 1016
  • National Labor Relations Board 1017
  • National Mediation Board 1019
  • Social Security Board 1020
  • Rural Electrification Administration 1025
  • Maritime Commission 1027
  • Employees' Compensation Commission 1028
  • United States Court of Claims 1029
  • United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals 1030
  • United States Board of Tax Appeals 1031
  • National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics 1032
  • Foreign Trade Zones Board 1033
  • Central Heating Plant 1034
  • Emergency Administrations 1037
  • Part Six - District of Columbia Agencies 1053
  • District of Columbia Government 1055
  • District Sbuilding 1066
  • City Post Office 1068
  • District Courts 1071
  • Alley Dwelling Authority 1076
  • Appendix A - Statues, Monuments, and Memorials 1078
  • Appendix B - Chronology 1087
  • Appendix C - Bibliography 1094
  • Index 1101
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