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HMSG Under Construction, August 1972, by Unknown, 1972, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 95-264.

July 26, 1968

The United States Congress appropriates $2,000,000 in construction funds and contract authority in the amount of $14,197,000 to construct the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.More

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