Antelope House Built at NZP

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The Antelope House, with a large shed for herbivorous animals, is built at the National Zoological Park at a cost of $3500. The building was probably designed by William Ralph Emerson, a Boston residential architect. Closed to the public in 1958 because of safety concerns, the building was razed in 1968.


  • Emerson, William Ralph 1833-1917
  • Antelope House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1898, p. 63
  • Ewing, Heather P. An Architectural History of the National Zoological Park, p. 31

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




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