The Value of Vision

The Magnificent Plan of Pierre L’Enfant

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The Original District plan drawn by L'Enfant

The Original District plan drawn by L'Enfant

The plan for America’s capital city, created by Pierre L’Enfant over 200 years ago, was both prophecy and tribute. Since history teaches us that prophets are seldom appreciated in their own time, it should come as no surprise that L’Enfant died long before he got the recognition which he so richly deserved.

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