Air Museum's Park Ridge Facility Closed

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With the transfer of the entire aircraft and aeronautical collection to Suitland, Md., the storage operation at Park Ridge, Ill. is terminated. By the close of the fiscal year, a workforce consisting of a foreman, two mechanics, a maintenance assistant, and an aide had been hired at the new facility.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 106-7

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


September 1, 1955


  • Museum storage facilities
  • Architecture
  • Aeronautics
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)
  • Buildings


Suitland (Md.)

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