Authorization for Repairs to the SI Building

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Summary

Congress authorizes completion of repairs to the Smithsonian Building with any unexpended funds remaining to the credit of the appropriation for fireproofing. The funds made available are used to make necessary repairs to the roof of the eastern wing, improving the sanitary condition of the building, and increasing space available for storing documents and handling government exchanges. The plumbing in the eastern part of the building is overhauled, and a suite of dark and damp rooms in the basement on the south side is transformed into well-lighted and comfortable offices.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Rathbun, Richard. The United States National Museum: An Account of the Buildings Occupied by the National Collections, Washington, D.C., 1905. Reprinted from the Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1903, pp. 177-309., p. 228
  • 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. 1547-1548

Contact information

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

Date

March 3, 1893

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Exchanges, Literary and scientific
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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