(person) 1754-1825; Fr. engineer & architect who served in the Am. Revolutionary army & drew up plans for Washington, D.C.
L-enfant Sentence Examples
The original plan of the city, which was prepared by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1755-1825), under the supervision of President Washington and Thomas Jefferson,' was a masterpiece in landscape architecture and in the main it has been preserved.
In L'Enfant's plan a park or mall was to extend from the Capitol to the White House.
The commissioners - Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) and Daniel Carroll (1756-1829) of Maryland and Dr David Stuart of Virginia - gave the city its name; Major L'Enfant drew its plan, and Andrew Ellicott laid it out.