Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1916

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The Congressional members of the Board of Regents met to discuss the location/plans for the Freer Gallery of Art building and feel that the Regents have the authority to choose the location, within the limits of the Smithsonian grounds, without having to ask Congress. They also examined the plans submitted by Charles A. Platt, architect, and approved them.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 4 (Minute book)

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


May 23, 1916


  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Art museums
  • Grounds
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Museum architecture
  • Architecture--Design and plans


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 354a

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