An Act To provide for the transfer of the Civil Service Commission Building in the District of Columbia to the Smithsonian Institution to house certain art collections of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Administrator of General Services shall transfer the Civil Service Commission Building , formerly known as the Patent Office Building, and the site thereof located between Seventh and Ninth Streets and F and G Streets Northwest in the District of Columbia, to the Smithsonian Institution without reimbursement, for the use of certain art galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Civil Service Commission Building
  • United States General Services Administration
  • Patent Office Building (POB)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 72 Stat. 68
  • Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

72 Stat. 68 (1958); Pub. L. No. 85-357 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1959
  • 03/28/1958


  • Civil Service Commission Building
  • Art museums


Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 68

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