Regents Urge Construction of Closed Sewer

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Summary

In a strongly worded report on the effects of the city canal (located along the northern boundary of the Mall) on the health and well-being of residents and Smithsonian Institution visitors, the executive committee of the Board of Regents concludes that a closed sewer should be constructed, leaving the present canal for the purpose of Tiber Creek drainage.

Subject

Board of Regents

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1868. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1869, p. 111-18.

Contact information

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

Date

May 15, 1868

Topic

  • Health
  • Facilities and Grounds

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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