Repairs to SI Building Sewer System

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Summary

The annual report of the building committee for 1856 describes repairs made to the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" in order to remove a "very disagreeable odor" in the East Wing related to the effects of Potomac tidal action on the main sewer.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1856, p. 84

Contact information

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

Date

1856

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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