An Act To increase the limit of cost of certain public buildings, to authorize the enlargement, extension, remodeling, or improvement of certain public buildings, to authorize the erection and completion of public buildings, to authorize the purchase of sites for public buildings, and for other purposes

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The construction of the George Washington Memorial Building, in the District of Columbia, is authorized. The control and administration the building shall be in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. This building, may, among other purposes, be used for inaugural receptions and special public meetings authorized by Congress. A commission to acquire land adjoining Rock Creek to connect the Zoological and Potomac Parks is created. The commission is to be composed of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of Agriculture. The sum of $1,300,000 is authorized to be expended toward the requirement of such land.


  • Board of Regents
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States. Secretary of Agriculture
  • United States. Secretary of the Treasury
  • United States. Secretary of War


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  • 37 Stat. 866
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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37 Stat. 866 (1913); ch. 147 (Book)

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


  • 1913
  • 03/04/1913


  • Museum finance
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Parks
  • George Washington Memorial Building


  • Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 866, 881, 885

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