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Summary

Congress appropriates funds for design and preparation of working drawings for the construction of additions to the Natural History Building. The architects, Mills, Petticord and Mills, submitted tentative drawings and a model, which enabled the regulatory bodies (Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission) to approved the design and the location.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1958, p. 5-6
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1959, p. 52

Contact information

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

Date

1958

Topic

  • Building
  • Buildings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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