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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Summary

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.

Author

77th Congress, Sess. 1, 1941

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

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

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1942
  • 09/24/1941

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 731

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