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East Wing of SIB Converted to Work Areas

East Wing of SIB Converted to Work Areas
December 15, 1878
The Board of Regents, in their January 17th, 1879 meeting, vote to allow Baird $100. a month for rent, fuel, gas, etc. since he relinquished the Henry apartments for the use of the Institution.
Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 839
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1878, p. 11, 142
Declining the privilege of living rent-free in the Smithsonian Building, Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird converts the east wing into offices and workrooms. Also, the previous July, he had installed a system of electric bells and telephones throughout the building, as a time-saver for persons communicating among the various offices and workrooms.
Buildings, Electricity, Buildings--Repair and reconstruction, Secretaries, Telephone
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.), Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
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