Canal Along SI Grounds Is Filled In

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Summary

The former canal along the present Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C., is filled in. Previously, the canal had cut the Smithsonian Institution Building off from the downtown area.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) seen from downtown Washington, D.C., from across The Mall, by Unknown, c. 1855. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 2004-10647 and 18603.
  • Washburn, Wilcomb E. The Cosmos Club of Washington, A Centennial History 1878-1978. Washington: Cosmos Club, 1978, p. 100.

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

Date

May-December 1871

Topic

  • Health
  • Canals
  • Grounds
  • Facilities

Place

  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

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