Preliminary Report by the Washington Committee of 100 on the Federal City to the American Civic Association
W. F. Roberts Company, 1924 - 96 pages
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Page 43 - Columbia, unless otherwise therein specifically provided, shall be paid out of the revenues of the District of Columbia...
Page 46 - The land so acquired within the District of Columbia shall be a part of the park system of the District of Columbia and be under the control of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army; that areas suitable for playground purposes may, in the discretion of said Commission, be assigned to the control of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for playground purposes.
Page 46 - Said commission shall report to Congress annually on the first Monday of December the lands acquired during the preceding fiscal year, the method of acquisition, and the cost of each tract. It shall also submit to the Bureau of the Budget on or before September 15 of each year its estimate of the total sum to be appropriated for expenditure under the provisions of this Act during the succeeding fiscal year.
Page 45 - June 6, 1924, which authorizes and directs the Commission to acquire such lands as, in its judgment, shall be necessary and desirable in the District of Columbia and adjacent areas in Maryland and Virginia within the limit of appropriations made for such purposes for suitable development of the National Capital park, parkway and playground system.
Page 45 - Said commission or a majority thereof is hereby authorized and directed to acquire such lands as in its judgment shall be necessary and desirable in the District of Columbia and adjacent areas in Maryland and Virginia, within the limits of the appropriations made for such purposes, for suitable development of the National Capital park, parkway, and playground system. That said commission is hereby authorized to acquire such lands by purchase when they can be acquired at prices reasonable in the judgment...
Page 44 - BRIDGE longer the Roman Empire would have lasted if Tarquin had bought the whole nine. So some day the people are going to set the true value upon all these things — these spots of beauty around Washington and all the tract behind the Rock Creek valley and these woodlands I have spoken of. When that day comes one of two things will happen : Those who come after you will either have to pay far more for these pieces of ground than would have to be paid now, or else men will mourn in vain over opportunities...
Page 45 - An Act providing for a comprehensive development of the park and playground system of the National Capital...
Page 46 - Funds appropriated for use within the District of Columbia were to be paid " from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the general funds of the Treasury in the same proportion as other expenses of the District of Columbia.
Page 46 - Army; that areas suitable for playground purposes may, in the discretion of said Commission, be assigned to the control of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for playground purposes. That the land so acquired outside the District of Columbia shall be controlled as determined by agreement between said commission and the proper officers of the States of Maryland and Virginia, such agreements to be subject to the approval of the President.