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East Wing of SIB Converted to Work Areas

East Wing of SIB Converted to Work Areas
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
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December 15, 1878
The Board of Regents, in their January 17th, 1879 meeting, vote to allow Baird $100. a month for rent, fuel, gas, etc. since he relinquished the Henry apartments for the use of the Institution.
Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 839
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1878, p. 11, 142
Declining the privilege of living rent-free in the Smithsonian Building, Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird converts the east wing into offices and workrooms. Also, the previous July, he had installed a system of electric bells and telephones throughout the building, as a time-saver for persons communicating among the various offices and workrooms.
Buildings, Electricity, Buildings--Repair and reconstruction, Secretaries, Telephone
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.), Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
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