Fountain Base Removed in A&I Rotunda

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The fountain base in the rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building is removed "because of recent accidents where visitors intent on other matters had fallen into the water." The pit is filled in with concrete around the Statue of Freedom, at a level even with the tile floor in the remainder of the rotunda.


  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1930, p. 31

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




  • Architecture
  • Fountains
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Rotundas
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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