Regents Urge Construction of Closed Sewer

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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.


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

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May 15, 1868


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Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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