Bird House Completed at NZP

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The new Bird House, replacing one that had been in use since 1900, was completed. The building was designed by Municipal Architect Albert L. Harris and was the first house completed under Director William Mann's tenure. It was substantially altered in a 1963-65 renovation, which created the Indoor Flight Cage; during this renovation the elaborate cast concrete entrance designed by Mann's friend Stephen Haweis was transferred to interior of the building and became the new entrance to the Indoor Flight Cage.


  • Harris, Albert L
  • Haweis, Stephen
  • Bird House (NZP)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1928. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1929, p. 109.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 34, Folder 7, The National Zoological Park: From Its Beginnigs to 1973 by Sybil E. Hamlet, p. 296.

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




  • Conservation and restoration
  • Zoos
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Buildings--Conservation and restoration
  • Building

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