George Burnap, the landscape architect for the Federal district, and Horace Peaslee, the district’s landscape designer, were responsible for the design of Montrose Park as you see it today. They also helped design other parks in the city including Meridian Hill Park on 16th Street. Burnap completed the earliest plan for Montrose Park in 1913.
After Burnap left his position, Peaslee took over and continued developing the design for Montrose. The park lodge in front of you was built in 1917 and is one of Peaslee’s designs. Originally all the federal parks in the city had lodges like this that were used as toilet and service buildings. However, only three remain - here, Meridian Hill Park and Lafayette Park - all designed by Peaslee.
Turn left and continue downhill along the path to the Pergola. Hit the NEXT button below when you arrive.