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Summerhouse

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Completed in 1881, the Summerhouse is a splendid garden ensconced by a hexagonal red-brick structure. The ornate oasis was a place where travelers could take a breather and refresh themselves with water in an era when people walked long distances just to run their weekly errands. Imagined by architect Frederick Olmsted, the garden and surrounding enclosure were designed to keep visitors cool during the muggy DC summers.