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A new building opens at the National Zoological Park which houses the police headquarters; restrooms; and, in the basement, storage space and the gardeners' office. The building was constructed with a $197,000 fund from the 1955 District of Columbia Public Works Appropriation.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Office of Protective Services


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 134-135, plate 5

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


March 15, 1956


  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Watchmen
  • Buildings
  • Building

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