Construction of A&I Sensory Garden Halted

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Construction of the Office of Horticulture's Sensory garden, located between the Hirshhorn and the Arts and Industries Building, is halted when Smithsonian officials decided that the bricks for the path running from the A&I parking lot to the sidewalk at Jefferson Drive did not match the color or composition of the A&I's Victorian bricks. By May the unsatisfactory brick was being removed.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," June 1981, p. 7.

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February, 1981


  • Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Controversies
  • Gardens
  • Building

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