Appropriation for Patent Office Building Renovation

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Summary

During FY 1964, the United States Congress appropriates $5,465,000 for the renovation of the Old Patent Office Building to convert it to Smithsonian Institution use. It will house the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery.

Subject

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Public Law 88-79, 77 U.S. Statutes at Large 96, 1963.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1964. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1965, p. 191.

Contact information

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

Date

1964

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Art museums
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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