Renovation of Crypt Room Completed, SIB

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The room containing the tomb of James Smithson (east room next to the main north entrance) is opened to the public, after renovation and the opening of the crypt area, including the removal of gates before the tomb. The renovation was initiated in 1973 by James M. Goode, Curator of the building.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 7-8/1974, p. 4

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  • Smithson, James
  • Memorials
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Death and burial
  • Crypt
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithson, James--Death and burial

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