MHT Appropriation Signed

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Summary

A contract is signed by the architects McKim, Mead and White, and the Smithsonian to design the Museum of History and Technology Building. Legislation appropriating an additional $33,712,000 for the Museum of History and Technology, to be located on the Mall in an area bounded by Constitution Avenue, 12th Street, Madison Drive, and 14th Street (P.L. 573), is also signed, bringing the total amount appropriated to $36 million.

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • McKim, Mead & White
  • History and Technology Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Paul H. Oehser gives total amount as approximately $34 million.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 193.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, pp. 1, 40.

Contact information

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

Date

June 13, 1956

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Contracts
  • Buildings

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