Restaurant Opens to Public at NZP

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The Mane Restaurant, replacing one in use since 1908, is opened for business at the National Zoological Park. Linoleum murals depicting Noah's Ark, painted by artist Domenico Mortellito, cover the walls. The restaurant has an open terrace overlooking the series of four new waterfowl ponds.


  • Mortellito, Domenico
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 34, Folder 7, The National Zoological Park From Its Beginnings to 1973, by Sybil E. Hamlet, 1985, p. 197.

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


March 29, 1941


  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Restaurants
  • Buildings

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