NZP Capital Improvements Appropriated

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Summary

Fall. United States Congress appropriates $1.539 million for capital improvements at the National Zoological Park and assumes full responsibility, through the Smithsonian, for its construction budget. New buildings are to include a hospital-research facility, mechanical shop, automotive garage, property supply building, and greenhouse.

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 160.
  • Mergen, Alexa. From Bison to Biopark: 100 Years of the National Zoo. Washington, D.C.: Friends of the National Zoo, 1989.

Contact information

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

Date

1966

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings
  • Building

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