An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to proceed with the construction of certain public works in connection with the War Department in the District of Columbia," approved June 15, 1938

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The Secretary of War is authorized to construct in the District of Columbia a building to replace the present Army Medical Library and Museum Building. The location and design of such building shall be subject to the approval of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The total cost of the construction and acquisition of a suitable site shall not exceed the sum of $4,750,000.


  • Army Medical Library and Museum Building
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Capital Park and Planning Commission


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 55 Stat. 731
  • Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


The Army Medical Museum Building or "Old Red Brick," built in 1885, was demolished in 1969 so that the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden could be built on its site on the Mall.

Contained within

55 Stat. 731 (1941); ch. 418 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1942
  • 09/24/1941


  • Museum finance
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)


Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 731

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