Importance: You should see this when you are in the region
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Places of Interest nearby
Lafayette Square, park and the surrounding structures are a National Historic Landmark District. This park was originally called “President’‘s Park”. The park was separated from the White House grounds in 1804, when President Thomas Jefferson had Pennsylvania Avenue cut through. In 1824, the park was officially renamed in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
Marquis de Lafayette was a French military officer born in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.