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Summary

According to the 1867 Annual Report, the portions of the Smithsonian Building damaged by the fire of January 1865 will be entirely restored "in a few months, with the exception of the large hall in the second story." In the 1872 Annual Report, Secretary Joseph Henry reports that the cost of the reconstruction of the building, exclusive of furniture and not including fitting up of rooms wanted for further extension of the Museum, is $136,000.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1867. Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1868, p. 20.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1872. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1873, p. 78.

Contact information

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

Date

1867

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Accidents
  • Buildings
  • Fires
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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