City Within a City
— Greater U Street Heritage Trail —Just ahead of you at the corner of 15th Street and Florida Avenue is the entrance to Meridian Hill Park, a dramatic urban oasis established in 1912 and completed in 1936. Its stunning, 12-acre landscape features the longest cascading waterfall of its kind in North America, a grand promenade and some of the city's most interesting sculpture. Nationally known artists performed here from the 1930s into the 1970s, making it America's first park for the performing arts. Pearl Bailey and Pearl Mesta drew 20,000 people for "an evening with the Pearls" in 1968.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Marker Number||13 of 14|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323593 N 4309724|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91871667, -77.03480000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.123', W 77° 2.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 7.38" N, 77° 2' 5.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2101 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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