Office Construction Begins at Freer

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Summary

Construction of new work spaces for the 49 employees of the Freer Gallery of Art begins. The Office of Plant Services, using drawings by Planner-Estimator John Baines, performs the construction. New offices for curators and two new reception areas are created, and heating and air conditioning ducts are installed. The work lasts four months.

Subject

  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Office of Plant Services (OPlantS)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Bliss, Susan. "Freer: Calm is Restored After Office Construction." The Smithsonian Torch (July 1980): 3.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January 1980

Topic

  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Air conditioning
  • Art muesums
  • Personnel management
  • Museums
  • Employees
  • Architecture
  • Offices
  • Buildings
  • Heating
  • Museum buildings
  • Construction workers
  • Drawings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural drawing
  • Art museums
  • Museums--Employees
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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