Andrew Jackson Downing

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United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)


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No less than President Fillmore himself formally invited the leading landscape architect of the day, Andrew Jackson Downing, to design the plan.
Through our historic research, we confirmed that it was visited by two of the great founding fathers and theoreticians of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted and Andrew Jackson Downing.
In the 1850s the federal government hired landscape gardener Andrew Jackson Downing to design and plant the city's park system, resulting in intimate little parks with clusters of trees, including some on the White House grounds, Lafayette Park, and the Ellipse.
Reading Houses and Building Books: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature, 1835-1855.
Indeed in 1841, in his classic ``Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening,'' the American landscape artist Andrew Jackson Downing wrote enviously of ``the unrivalled beauty of the velvet lawns of New England.