The Landscape Architect’s Guide to

Washington, D.C.

The National Mall & Memorial Parks

D.C. War Memorial

Your Guide
Susan Spain, ASLA

Visitors wonder about the little white Roman temple in the woods visible from Independence Avenue. The District of Columbia War Memorial honors residents of the District who lost their lives in World War I. It was a local example of response to the World War I that occurred throughout the nation. Designed to be a band shell, today it is one of three National Mall sites that hosts weddings.

Learn more about the history of the D.C. War Memorial.  


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