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Dumbarton Oaks Park (Washington, D.C.)



Twenty-seven acres of the Dumbarton Oaks was once a part of the Dumbarton Oaks property owned by Robert and Mildred Bliss. This parcel was donated to the National Park Service in 1940 when their other estate property was donated to Harvard University. Beatrix Farrand, landscape gardener, designed elements in the Dumbarton Oaks Park when it was owned by the Blisses.

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Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Dumbarton Oaks Park

Sub-Series — Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Thirty-seven black and white photographs, 2 color photographs, and a collection of photographs with drawings and notes of the Dumbarton Oaks Park which refers to the 27-acre parcel of land that Robert and Mildred Bliss donated to the National Park Service in 1940. The acreage is now considered a part of Rock Creek Park.When it was part of the Bliss estate, the park belonged to Beatrix Farrand’s garden design. It served as a rustic counterpoint to the complex and formal garden...

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