Air & Space in the Southwest: The Debate Over a Tenth Street Mall

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Summary

Discusses details surrounding the siting of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Early 1950's efforts to select a site to build the Air and Space Museum were not resolved until the latter part of 1958 due to plans a real estate developer had to utilize the first-choice site as a mall on 10th Street, running from Independence Avenue to the Potomac River.

Subject

  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • National Air and Space Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Article includes map showing proposed Air Museum site and present site of NASM

Contained within

Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly (Newsletter)

Contact information

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

Date

Winter 1995

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Secretaries

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Physical description

pgs. 6 & 7

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