Boring Samples in the Victorian Garden

ID: 79-3471-8

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 3 Folder May 1979

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Summary

Two engineers from the Law Engineering Testing Company conduct a soil boring to obtain samples necessary to plans for the construction of the Quadrangle Building in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1979. The samples will tell engineers and architects about soil conditions, the location of the water table, how much a building on the site might settle and other information needed.

Author

Hofmeister, Richard K

Subject

  • South Yard
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, May 1979

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 3 Folder May 1979

Contact information

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

Date

1979

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Engineering
  • Event
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Victorian Garden

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

79-3471-8

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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