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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory headquarters is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the early 1960s. The headquarters of SAO moved to Cambridge in 1955 under an agreement with Harvard University. The observatory was founded in 1890, and was housed in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building until its move to Cambridge.      sao1x.jpg - 24365 Bytes
c. 1960s
 
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., houses the National Zoological Park. Established on Sept. 27, 1890, it is one of the oldest national parks, and one of the largest forested urban U.S. parks.      rock1x.jpg - 24653 Bytes
c. 1907-1914
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c. 1908
 
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The City Post Office Building was constructed in 1914 and served as the Washington, D.C., post office through 1986. Part of the building now houses the National Postal Museum.      postoffice1x.jpg - 20098 Bytes
c. 1918
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c. 1915-1930

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