Tag: Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park in 1976

What Did Meridian Hill Look Like in 1976?

This is a view of Meridian Hill Park, back when it was pretty rough. It was once a beautiful and amazing park, and now...
Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park Being Built

Meridian Hill Park was largely the vision of Mary Foote Henderson. So, we have her to thank for the great park sitting at the...

Fidel Castro Visits Meridian Hill

Really? I bet you're thinking this is a truly bizarre image. It shows a 32-year-old Fidel Castro (read the letter he wrote as a...
fountains at Meridian Hill Park (Wikipedia)

Naked Ghost Man of Meridian Hill

Amusing and true, this is an article we came across in the New York Amsterdam News, published on June 18th, 1938. WASHINGTON, June 15 --...
The Jefferson Pier

Why Is It Named Meridian Hill?

This is a great bit of Washington trivia for everyone to commit to memory ... especially if you live anywhere along 16th St. NW. Pierre...
Proposed Executive Mansion sponsored by Mary Foote Henderson

Proposed White House on Meridian Hill

Here's a good one from the Library of Congress archives. It's a drawing of the proposed new Executive Mansion, to be built...
Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park

Then and Now: Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Park

Prince of Petworth has a couple of posts on this statue already, but I wanted to add a few then and now photos and...