The landscape surrounding the #lockkeepershouse has begun to take shape. Pavers are laid for the plaza, and the seating walls are nearly complete. A 25-foot tall willow oak tree has been installed on the East side of the house and will soon be surrounded by perennial flowers.
Significant progress to the roof will also be revealed as the scaffolding comes down around the #lockkeepershouse. New cedar shingles were laid that resemble the original roof. The chimneys were reconstructed with locally sourced historic bricks to restore the original design.
Scaffolding is coming down around the #lockkeepershouse. What will be revealed? New mortar, created using samples of the original mortar. It was used to repoint all stones in the structure and secure the stones along the bottom of the house that were replaced following the move. #nationalmall
Bloom Watch is on! The National Park Service and National Cherry Blossom Festival announce March 17-20 as the predicted window for peak bloom of the famed cherry blossom trees on the National Mall.
After a successful relocation, the Lockkeeper’s House now sits on its new foundation approximately 50 feet back from the busy street corner. Restoration work continues as we move closer to opening the 180-year-old structure as a new educational site that will soon welcome visitors of all ages to the National Mall.
Browse through to get a behind-the-scenes look at continued restoration work and the construction of the new plaza around the house.
Give a gift today to support projects like this on the National Mall: NationalMall.org/GIVE
For the second year in a row, women are gathering on the Mall en masse today, but women have had a tremendous impact along the #NationalMall for over 100 years — and that impact is undeniable. In one of many examples, in 1939 when Marian Anderson was denied the opportunity to perform at Constitution Hall, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded administration officials to permit an open air concert leading to Anderson’s historic performance on the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Women continue to make a direct impact on the Mall to this day through our Women's Leadership Committee, an active group of women dedicated to restoring the prestige and attention our #NationalMall deserves. Visit nationalmall.org/WLC to learn more and join the committee today.
With rallies and marches taking place through the weekend, January is once again a busy month for Americans as they express their values and demonstrate their First Amendment rights on the National Mall.
Drafted in 2010 by our friends at the National Park Service, the National Mall plan emphasizes the need for a sustainable #NationalMall so that it can remain a venue for both First Amendment demonstrations and national celebrations for generations to come: https://www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan/FEISdocs.html
"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." Dedicated in 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial stands tall overlooking the Tidal Basin. The site creates a perfect setting to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership and legacy as a champion for civil rights. On this and every day, we hope you have a moment to visit this stunning memorial on the #NationalMall. 📷 IG: julwriter
Remember to give a gift to the Trust for the National Mall today before we hit the end of the 2017 tax year: bit.ly/2zTZidw
Thanks to your support, the Trust was able to celebrate 10 years of partnership with our friends @NationalMallNPS this year. With your help, we can continue our work to transform the visitor experience and preserve the historic legacy of the #NationalMall for many years to come.
Photo by Jano Silva...
As we approach the end of the 2017 tax year, we hope you consider a gift to support the Trust for the National Mall. The tax code is expected to see significant changes in 2018 with a dramatic increase in the standard deduction, making now the best time to make a charitable donation. With your donation today, we can continue our work into 2018 to transform the visitor experience and preserve the historic legacy of the National Mall, our country's most visited national park: bit.ly/2E8bdrC
Photo Credit: Angela B. Pan Photography
As we continue our yearend giving campaign this holiday season, consider your gift to support the Trust for the National Mall as we continue our work to transform the visitor experience and preserve the historic legacy of the National Mall. Donate today: bit.ly/2hBNw0B
Here’s our top 9 from 2017! Thank you for all of your support and likes this year. And a big thanks to our photography friends for capturing the beauty of the #NationalMall and helping the Trust share our mission with each of you.
Click the link in our bio to see how you helped make 2017 a success with reflections from the Trust President and CEO, Catherine Townsend: bit.ly/2BgwVI4
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