Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-1783
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Engineer, Artist, Soldier
under the direction of George Washington, designed the plan for the Federal City
Major US Engineer Corps 1782
Charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati, designed its certificate and insignia.
Born in Paris, France, August 2, 1755
Died June 14, 1825, while residing at Chilham Castle Manor, Prince George's Co., Maryland and was interred there.
Re-interred at Arlington, April 28, 1909.
Public contributions to his adopted country [in English and French on marker, English version provided here]:
1787 - Designed insignia of Society of Cincinnati.
1788 - Designed pavilion for celebration of the "Federal Procession" in New York City, 1789.
1788-89 - Remodelled New York City Hall into Federal Hall for use by the first Federal Congress.
1791-92 - Designed the City of Washington.
"Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America and by them established as the seat of their government after the year of MDCCC"
Observations explanatory of the Plan...
[Insignia:]National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Sons of the American Revolution.
The Society of the Cincinnati.