Escanaba Hall Used for Planning

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Summary

In late 1955, United States National Museum staff began to use space in Escanaba Hall, a vacant government building at 900 Independence Avenue, SW, across from the Arts and Industries Building. The initial goal was to use 2200 square feet of office space on the second floor as a "Planning Office" for the recently legislated Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). The National Air and Space Museum's staff also used it for planning in the early 1960s. The GSA-managed building was used for storage of collections as well and remained in use for approximately a decade.

Subject

  • United States General Services Administration
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • United States Public Buildings Service
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of American History
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Escanaba Hall

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • See Smithsonian negative 63361-C for a view of the South Mall that includes Escanaba Hall.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 276, Director, National Museum of History and Technology Records, Box 100, Folder 11.

Contact information

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

Date

September 1, 1955

Topic

  • Museum storage facilities
  • Independence Avenue
  • New buildings
  • New Museums
  • Planning

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