Modernizations and Improvements, 1955

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During the year, the public comfort rooms of the Natural History Building, which had not been generally repaired since 1910, are modernized. The steam supply lines of the Arts and Industries Building and the Freer Gallery of Art are replaced; the latter building for the first time is also thoroughly cleaned inside and repainted. More than half of the exhibit halls of the Arts and Industries Building are repainted.


  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1955, p. 5

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  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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