George Washington Memorial Parkway: Hearings Before the Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, Seventy-first Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 26 ... March 13 and 21, 1930

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Considers (71) H.R. 26.

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Page 4 - That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $9,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for...
Page 2 - That section 1 of the Act approved June 6, 1924, entitled "An Act providing for a comprehensive development of the park and playground system of the National Capital
Page 2 - An Act for the acquisition, establishment, and development of the George Washington Memorial Parkway along the Potomac from Mount Vernon and Fort Washington to the Great Falls, and to provide for the acquisition of lands in the District of Columbia and the States of Maryland and Virginia requisite to the comprehensive park, parkway, and playground system of the National Capital...
Page 26 - I would like to place in the record copies of letters received from the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Park and Planning Commission in connection with the approval of this project.
Page 26 - No European city has so noble a cataract in its vicinity as the Great Falls of the Potomac a magnificent piece of scenery which you will, of course, always preserve.
Page 2 - For the George Washington Memorial Parkway, to include the shores of the Potomac, and adjacent lands, from Mount Vernon to a point above the Great Falls on the Virginia side, except within the city of Alexandria, and from Fort Washington to a similar point above the Great Falls on the Maryland side except within the District of Columbia, and including the protection and preservation of the natural scenery of the Gorge and the Great Falls of the Potomac...
Page 30 - As is obvious by a study of costs and results under this measure, compared with letting things go as at present, the proposed legislation is not only in accord with broad-gauge planning but is based on sound business principles. The bill received a tremendous nation-wide backing. It passed the House of Representatives, but failed of passage in the Senate due to last-minute pressure of business. It is a matter of such urgency, and of such general accord, so...
Page 26 - Washington is not only the Nation's capital, it is the symbol of America. By its dignity and architectural inspiration we stimulate pride in our country, we encourage that elevation of thought and character which comes from great architecture.
Page 20 - Yes; that will be put in the record. (The letter referred to is as follows:) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Washington, March IS, 1930.
Page 32 - ... the District of Columbia again distributed over a term of years. A survey of the need in both categories has been made by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General. It would be helpful in the present economic situation if such steps were taken as would enable early construction work. An expedition and enlargement of the program in the District would bring about direct economies in construction by enabling the erection of buildings in regular sequence. By maintaining a stable labor...

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