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Alterations to the library located in the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, to increase the space for books, is completed. Stairs in the small West Tower provide access to a balcony.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Tower


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Henry Desk Diary 1858, Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1857, p. 31.

Contact information

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


January 19, 1858


  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Building

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