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By December, the United States Congress appropriates funds for remodeling of the Patent Office Building expected to be vacated by the Civil Service Commission in 1963 and be ready for the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery in 1965.


  • United States Civil Service Commission
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1962. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1963, p. 94.

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December, 1961


  • Architecture
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Interagency Transfers
  • Buildings

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