National Geographic : 1935 Apr
() N ational Geographic Society Autochrome Lumiere by 0. R. Louden "A NATURAL PEDESTAL AWAITING ITS MONUMENT" So Pierre L'Enfant, who drew the plans for Washington, described the future Capitol Hill. The massive white building covers the summit of a parklike mound, landscaped with more than 4,000 trees and flowering shrubs, including the famous Washington Elm. Finlay Photograph byClifton Adams THE WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL RISES ABOVE THE BISHOP'S GARDEN This verdant spot isa"Memorial Garden," formany ofitstrees, shrubs, and ancient carvedstones were presented asmonuments. Historic boxwood, yew, thorn, holly, and cedars ofLebanon border walks ofstone cut from Virginia quarriesowned byGeorge Washington 150years ago.