An Act For the opening of connecting highways on the east and west sides of the Zoological Park, District of Columbia

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  • Within six months after passage of this Act, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall be authorized and directed to institute a petition, particularly describing the lands to be taken, a proceeding in rem to condemn land that may be necessary for connecting the north end of Adams Mill Road in Lanier Heights with the south end of Park Road in Ingleside by a highway fifty feet wide along or near the eastern boundary of the Zoological Park, also for connecting Cathedral Avenue with Klingle Road by a highway fifty feet wide along or near the western boundary of the Zoological Park, all in accordance with plans on file in the office of the Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia.
  • Details are set forth to cover the assessment of damages and benefits, rejection of awards, hearing of objections, determining value of parts of lots, payment of verdicts, collection of assessments, etc. The sum of $300 is hereby appropriated, out of the revenues of the District of Columbia, to provide the necessary funds for the costs and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken.


  • Adams Mill Road
  • Cathedral Avenue
  • Ingleside
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Park Road


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 33 Stat. 522
  • Title 20, Education, Chapter 4
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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33 Stat. 522 (1904); ch. 1771 (Book)

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


  • 1905
  • 04/28/1904


  • Eminent domain
  • Museum finance
  • Roads
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Streets
  • Damages


  • Lanier Heights (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 522-25

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