Restaurant of the National Zoo

ID: 94-518

Creator: Commercial Photo Co

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Box 227, Folder 13

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View of the new Restaurant at the National Zoological Park, nearing completion, July 1940. The building was built under the Federal Works Agency. The photo is taken from the south side of the building, showing the back porch, soon to be screened in. The builder was H. Martell Company.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photo is marked No. 11. Commercial Photo Co. is located at 1115 Eye Street, Washington, D.C.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Box 227, Folder 13

Contact information

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


  • 1940
  • 1929

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  • Construction
  • Zoos
  • Architecture
  • Depressions
  • Grounds
  • Federal Works Agency (FWA)
  • Restaurants
  • Buildings


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

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Physical description

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

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