Authorization for Fireproofing SI Building

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Summary

United States Congress authorizes $3,000 to provide additional security against fire in the Smithsonian Building. It is the result of the report by a committee appointed to examine public buildings in regard to fire security, after a disastrous fire occurs at the Patent Office Building in the summer of 1877.

Subject

  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1880, p. 6
  • 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. 785-788

Contact information

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

Date

March 3, 1879

Topic

  • Expenditures, Public
  • Fire
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Conservation and restoration
  • Fires

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