SIA Acc. 18-224, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park), Subject Files, circa 1911-1943

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This accession consists of the facilities book for the property in Front Royal, Virginia, which eventually became the Conservation and Research Center of the National Zoological Park. The property was originally established as a United States Army Cavalry Remount Station and was transferred to the United States Department of Agriculture in 1948. The book was maintained with the property and many of the facilities still existed when the Smithsonian Institution began occupying the property in 1974. The book contains a page for each facility and other construction projects and typically includes the building number and purpose; specifications, size, and floor plan; construction beginning and completion dates; construction costs; maintenance, repair, and restoration information; a photograph; and related information.


  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • United States Army Cavalry


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1911
  • 1911-1943
  • circa 1911-1943


  • Zoos
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Building
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 18-224

Physical description

0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)

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