L’Enfant, Peter Charles – Architect & Engineer


This Peter Charles L’Enfant history mug is one of a collection of Revolutionary War and Post-Revolutionary War biographical mugs.  An image of Peter Charles L’Enfant and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Peter Charles L’Enfant served in the American Revolutionary War as a military engineer.  He was with Washington at Valley Forge, the winter of 1777-78.   In 1779, he was wounded during the siege of Savannah.  At the surrender of Charleston, he became a prisoner of war but was exchanged and served on Washington’s staff until 1783.  Peter Charles L’Enfant was the architect of the redesign of City Hall in New York for the First Federal Congress and designed the basic plan for Washington, D.C. which is known today as the L’Enfant Plan.

Federal City, “City of Washington”

In 1791, President George Washington appointed Peter Charles L’Enfant to plan the design of a new city, located on federal territory that would later be designated as the District of Columbia.  The design would include public buildings as well as locations for the President՚s House and the Congress House.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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