Johnson Takes a Stroll to Study Old Court of Claims as Museum

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President Lyndon Johnson approves consideration of the old Court of Claims Building as a museum which later became the Renwick Gallery.


  • Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Warnecke, John Carl
  • Court of Claims Building
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • United States President (1963-1969 : Johnson)


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The Court of Claims Building was originally the Corcoran Art Gallery

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The Washington Post (Newspaper)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 27, 1965



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Number of pages: 1; Page number: D28

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