The Landscape Architect’s Guide to

Washington, D.C.

Dupont Circle / Embassy Row / Cathedral Heights

Embassy Row

The walk down Massachusetts Avenue between Dupont Circle and the National Cathedral will introduce you to the variety of neighborhoods that make up Embassy Row. Starting at Dupont Circle, the Embassy buildings vary in size and space to create an urban streetscape, then evolve into a uniform size and setback near Sheridan Circle and become more campus-like as one approaches the Naval Observatory. Walking through these neighborhoods gives a visual history of Washington building styles and the city’s development through the years.

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Deborah Shapley December 27, 2012 1:59 PM
Restore Mass Ave, is a 501 c 3 working since 2006 to restore the canopy of major trees that made this part of Mass Ave now known as Embassy Row, a world attraction a century ago. We've arranged for the addition of about 245 trees, from the city, Casey Trees, and other sources and get them ALL cared for. We hope visitors to these sidewalks will enjoy the emerging double rows, or allees of major trees, as they grow in years to come. Volunteer or donate through our web site. Follow us on our blog
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