Smithsonian Grounds Are Fenced & Planted

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Summary

Contract is awarded to build a fence around the portion of the Mall to be occupied by the Smithsonian Institution (nineteen acres). According to Goode (p. 834), work begins the following day, and trees and shrubs are to be planted as well.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 834.
  • Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing The operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution. 30th Cong., 1st Sess., January 6, 1848. S. Rept. 23, p. 125-127.

Contact information

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

Date

April 16, 1847

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Contractors
  • Grounds
  • Building

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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