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Lafayette Square Historic District

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
H Street, Jackson Place, Madison Place, and Pennsylvania Avenue
National Register Number: 70000833
Resource type: District.
Property type: Landscape - park. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Public square.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 29, 1970):
Lafayette Park, designated as the President's Park when Washington became the Capital in 1791, was renamed in 1824 to honor the visit of Marquis de Lafayette. Houses fronting the park have been residences of Washington's elite society.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes to the landmark.

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