The Capitol Grounds--page 2 of two

Frederick Law Olmsted

The Grotto--near the West Front of the Capitol

c. 1874-75
This hexagonal natural retreat provides shade and coolness as well as seating and drinking fountains.

The Waiting Station--near the East Front of the Capitol

c. 1875
These hipped-roofed stations "were once known as 'Herdics' after the Herdic Phaeton Company, whose line of horse-drawn, plushly upholstered trolleys they served" (Weeks 36).

Lampstands--East Capitol Street

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Work Cited: Christopher Weeks. AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D. C. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1965, 1974.

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