Improvements to the West Wing Library, SIB

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Summary

Extensive alterations (the construction of double tiers) are underway in the library in the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" which more than double the amount of shelving.

Subject

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

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1857

Topic

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

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