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Enhance Banneker Park

Please enhance Banneker park as tribute to this great regional native. A prominent statue and commemorative monument should be erected, as Banneker was responsible for mapping out Washington, with his extensive knowledge of astronomy (he also published several accurate almanacs, invented a fully functioning wooden clock, an irrigation system, etc. etc. etc.). Banneker was beloved by George Washington who appointed him specifically due to his astronomical knowledge which was responsible for precisely aligning placing DC's streets and landmarks with certain heavenly bodies. L'Enfant was an architect/engineer more focused on buildings and had little knowledge of astronomy (and was eventually fired from the job).

Do not compromise the only park dedicated to Banneker!

He deserves a rightful monument in the city which he helped build!

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Submitted by 3 years ago

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  1. I like the park the way it is. The fountain is gorgeous.

    3 years ago

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