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    McMillan Plan

    The McMillan plan, one of the important milestones in the planning and development of Washington can be difficult to locate in library catalogs, as it is generally cataloged without reference to McMillan or the word plan.

    Formal title: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia.
    The improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia
    57th Congress, 1st session, Senate Report No. 166
    edited by Charles Moore.
    1902.
    DCPL, HSW, LC
    2nd ed. 1903
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    The improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia
    edited by Charles Moore.
    3rd ed. 1906.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    The improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia
    edited by Charles Moore.
    Abridged ed.. 63rd Congress, 1st session, Senate Document 16
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    The improvement of the park system of the District of Columbia.
    I.--Report of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia. II.--Report of the Park Commission
    / Edited and compiled by Charles Moore ; abridgement by George H. Gall.
    1913.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Note: Maps The three large foldout maps at the end of the report are numbers D-287, D288, D-289 copies are on file and available on microfiche from the Library of Congress

    Map/ microfiche number

  • D-287
    G3851.G5 1901 O9
  • D-288
    G3851.G52 1901 O9
  • D-289
    G3851.G5 1901 O91
    DCPL, LC

    Also see: Papers relating to the improvement of the city of Washington, District of Columbia. Comp. by Glenn Brown, secretary of the American Institute of Architects; with an introduction by Charles Moore, clerk of Senate Committee on the District of Columbia.
    1901.
    United States. 56th Cong., 2d sess. Senate. Doc. no. 94
    Papers by Joseph C. Hornblower, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., C. Howard Walker, Edgar V. Seeler, Glenn Brown, H.K. Bush-Brown, Cass Gilbert, George O. Toten, Jr., Paul J. Pelz, and others.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Park improvement papers: a series of twenty papers relating to the improvement of the park system for the District of Columbia; printed for the use of the Senate Committee of the District of Columbia; edited and compiled by Charles Moore
    1903.
    First seventeen papers previously issued in 1901-02.
    DCPL, HSW, LC


    The Mall parkway : hearing before the Committee on the District of Columbia of the United States Senate, Saturday, March 12, 1904, on the bill (S. 4845) regulating the erection of buildings on the Mall, in the District of Columbia.
    1904.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Later Discussions and Histories

    Olszewski, George J. History of the Mall, Washington, D.C.
    1970.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Library of Congress. The grand design; an exhibition tracing the evolution of the L'Enfant plan and subsequent plans for the development of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall area, organized jointly by the Library of Congress and the President's Temporary Commission on Pennsylvania Avenue. 1967.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Walton, Thomas. The 1901 McMillan Commission : Beaux Arts plan for the nation's capital. 1980.
    Thesis (Ph.D.--Arch.)--Catholic University of America.
    DCPL

    The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991 / edited by Richard Longstreth.
    1991.
    DCPL, HSW, LC

    Key

    DCPL=District of Columbia Public Library [catalog]

    HSW=The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. [website]

    LC=Library of Congress [catalog]

    GWU=George Washington University [catalog]

    Websites

  • Report of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia
    Long excerpt: Selected, scanned, edited, provided with headnotes, and formatted as a web document by John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Creation of the National Mall -- National Park Service
  • University of Virginia website on The City Beautiful Movement / 1901 Plan for Washington
  • WAMU audio: first installment of "20th Century Washington" / the McMillan plan which helped create the physical layout of Washington
  • National register itinerary description of L'Enfant and McMillan plans
  • University of Virginia website on Anacostia and the development of Washington
  • German discussion the the subject
  • Discussion of development of Washington touching on McMillan plan
  • Union Station and the McMillan Plan
  • Benjamin Forgey's Washington Post article on the subject

    Syllabi


    Syllabus on the City Beautiful movement
    Urban Design Theory Seminar/Professor Simon Atkinson, UT Austin

    Archives

    University of Michigan McMillan, James, 1838-1902.
    Scrapbook, 1901-1902.
    1 v. and 1 outsize folder.
    United States senator from Michigan. Copies of clippings concerning politics, his career, and personal affairs; also photograph. Photocopies. Photographs described in Visual Materials file.
    Location: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113
    Bentley Historical Library

    Matthew Gilmore, October 2001

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