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Leon Zach scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS2164

Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. The clippings date from 1953-1955 and have been culled from local newspapers, including the Washington Star, Washington Daily News, and Washington Post. The clippings document urban planning efforts in Washington, D.C. Zach served on the National Capital Planning Commission during this period.

Dates

  • 1953-1955

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

Leon Henry Zach (d. 1966) was a distinguished landscape architect who served as Chief of the Planning Branch of Military Construction of the Office of the Chief of Army Engineers. In this position he advised on the selection of sites, planning, and mobilization planning of Army installations throughout the world. Zach was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1914 and a master's in landscape architecture in 1924. He joined the landscape architecture firm of Olmsted Brothers in Brookline, Massachusetts, eventually becoming designer and principal assistant at the firm.

In 1941 he began his career with the Army, remaining there until his retirement in January 1965. He was chairman of the Garden Advisory Committee of Dumbarton Oaks, a member of the Joint Committee on the National Capitol in 1947, and represented the Chief of Army Engineers on the National Capital Planning Commission from 1953-56.

Zach died in 1966.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. The clippings date from 1953-1955 and have been culled from local newspapers, including the Washington Star, Washington Daily News, and Washington Post. The clippings document urban planning efforts in Washington, D.C. Zach served on the National Capital Planning Commission during this period.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information unknown.
Title
Guide to the Leon Zach scrapbook, 1953-1955
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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