Construction of Army Medical Museum

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The United States Congress makes a $200,000 appropriation to construct a fireproof building for the records, library and museum of the Surgeon-General's Office of the U.S. Army. The Army Medical Museum is erected in the Smithsonian Park on the east side of the United States National Museum, now called the Arts & Industries Building.


  • Medical Museum (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • United States. Army
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1885. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1886, p. 6.
  • Rathbun, Richard. The United States National Museum: An Account of the Buildings Occupied by the National Collections. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1905. Reprinted from the Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1903,p. 191.
  • Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 934-938.

Contact information

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


March 2, 1885


  • Architecture
  • Grounds
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings
  • Building


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