National Geographic : 1915 Mar
NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. GILBERT H. GROSVENOR. EDITOR TON, D.C . THE ULTIMATE WASHINGTON The plan laid out by the Commission of 19o0 for the national capital of the future is being surely, if very slowly realized. That plan is here pictured. The magnificent memorial to Lincoln, which ultimately will be connected with Arlington by a great memorial bridge typifying the reunion of the North and the South, is under construction at the river end of the great parkway, which stretches for a distance of two and two-thirds miles from the Library of Congress to the Potomac River. To the west of the White Lot are the Pan-American Union Building, the Continental Hall of the D. A. R., and the American Red Cross Building under construction, all fitting into the plan. Between the Washington Monument and the Harbor stands the new Bureau of Engraving and Printing Building, also a part of the plan of 19o. The Department of Agriculture Building and the National Museum face the Mall as it is to be. Flanking the Capitol on either side are the beautiful office buildings of the Senate and House of Representatives, and north of the Capitol are the Union Station and the Washington Post Office-all steps forward in the attainment of the Ideal Washington. See map of THE MALL, facing page 245. The home of the National Geographic Society is indicated by the arrow in the centre of the left half of the picture. (See page 262.) From the original rendering by V. L. Hop in.