Proposed Wings for NHB, 1931

ID: 2002-12207

Creator: Allied Architects of Washington, D.C

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1931

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 17

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Summary

Architectural drawing of the Natural History Building of the U.S. National Museum, showing the proposed wings at the east and west ends, December 1931. South elevation, designed by Allied Architects of Washington, D.C. These wings, authorized in the Smoot-Elliott bill (approved June 19, 1930), were never built. By Fiscal Year 1933 when first appropriation of $1,200,000 was proposed, budget restrictions forced shelving of the project. "Owing to the financial situation that arose and the necessary restrictions that this imposed in the National Budget, it was not practicable to include this item in the estimates finally submitted to Congress, nor was there later opportunity to consider it favorably." (USNM Annual Report 1932, pp. 4-5).

Subject

  • Allied Architects of Washington, D.C
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 95-1171, but that negative has been lost. Catalogued by Monica Vondrasek in the Drawings collection database (Control # S04/I575). Discussed in National Museum Report of 1931, p.7 and 1932, pp.4-5.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 17

Contact information

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

Date

1931

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Drawings and plans
  • Architecture
  • Natural History Building
  • Proposal for Wings
  • Natural History Building--Proposal for Wings
  • Architecture--Drawings and plans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior
  • Architectural drawings

ID Number

2002-12207

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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