Puzzle D.C. Map Game
- 1,000-piece puzzle
- 27 X 18 inches
Challenge the best puzzlers and learn the layout of Washington, D.C., piece by piece with this 1,000-piece puzzle.
In 1791, President George Washington appointed Major Pierre L'Enfant, a French engineer who had served in the American Revolution, to design the city of Washington as the new capital of the country. L'Enfant saw the task as far more grandiose, believing he was not only locating the capital, but also devising the city plan and designing the buildings.
His plan specified locations for the "Congress house" (the Capitol), and the "President's house" (the White House). L'Enfant envisioned the President's house to have public gardens and monumental architecture. Reflecting his elaborate visions, he specified that the President's house would be five times the size of the building that was actually constructed.