Washington on Foot, Sixth Edition Revised and Expanded (Paperback)

Washington on Foot, Sixth Edition Revised and Expanded By William Bonstra (Editor), Judith Meany (Editor) Cover Image
By William Bonstra (Editor), Judith Meany (Editor)
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Description


An essential walking tour guide to one of the most walkable and historic cities in the US, perfect for first-time visitors and longtime residents alike


This updated 6th edition of the perennial favorite Washington on Foot features 24 user-friendly maps, including new content on the Wharf, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, H Street NE, and the Brookland/Catholic University neighborhood.
 
With architectural illustrations and fascinating information on the city's history and culture, Washington on Foot makes touring DC (and its neighboring Old Town Alexandria and Takoma Park) easy, entertaining, and educational. The book guides readers on how to best appreciate all the city has to offer, from familiar monuments and museums to hidden gems and lesser-known historic sites and neighborhoods. Some exciting stops include:
 



  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception



  • US Botanic Garden



  • Dumbarton Oaks



  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden



  • Friendship Firehouse



  • Mexican Cultural Institute



  • Old Georgetown Incinerator



  • U Street NW


 
There's no better way to experience the history and culture of the nation's capital than to walk through it and catch details you might miss otherwise. Washington on Foot highlights those details, large and small, to make for an unbeatable DC experience.

About the Author


WILLIAM J. BONSTRA is an architect and founder of Bonstra | Haresign Architects, a nationally recognized architecture firm where he leads the design and implementation of complex, historic, mixed-use residential and commercial projects with unique zoning and historic preservation requirements. He and his work have been recognized with over one hundred national and regional awards for contemporary design, historic renovation, and adaptive use of urban projects. JUDITH MEANY retired in 2018 as professor of practice in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America, where she created and directed the master of architecture graduate program with a real estate development concentration.

Praise For…


WASHINGTON POST
"A wealth of information, attractive maps, and line drawings of various points of interest."

WASHINGTON TIMES
"A delightful 'must' for anyone wanting to explore the nation's capital."

WASHINGTONIAN
"This guidebook is one of the best."

NEW YORK TIMES
"Excellent maps."


Product Details
ISBN: 9781588347367
ISBN-10: 1588347362
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English