Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dumbarton Park Bridge
|Location||R Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia|
|Architect||Beatrix Farrand and James Berrall|
|NRHP Reference #||67000028 |
|Added to NRHP||May 28, 1967|
The Dumbarton Oaks Park is a public park, located in the 3100 block of R Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood. Access is via Lovers' Lane from R Street, east of 32nd Street. It is located near Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park, and Oak Hill Cemetery. It is part of the Georgetown Historic District.
Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the Dumbarton Oaks estate in 1920, and established the garden. The park is a naturalistic streamside garden area of 27 acres, beyond the 10 acre formal garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand. In 1940, the Blisses gifted Dumbarton Oaks Park to the National Park Service, turning over creative control and upkeep of the plantings located there. In 1998 and 1999, Student Conservation Association groups restored the south stream path. Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has been formed to provide restoration.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service.
- Montrose & Dumbarton Parks. National Park Service.
- Park History. Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.
- About Dumbarton Oaks Park. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
- Jacobson, Louis (October 5, 2011). "Saving a storied garden". Princeton Alumni Weekly.
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- Dumbarton Oaks Park at the Cultural Landscape Foundation*
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. DC-571, "Dumbarton Oaks Park, Thirty-second & R Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC"
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. DC-13, "Dumbarton Oaks American Beech Grove"
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