Old Flight Cage Demolished at NZP

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The old flight cage, begun in 1901 and designed by architect Glenn Brown, is scheduled for demolition. The dimensions of the cage, including the outside railing, are 158 feet by 50 feet by 50 feet. New quarters for the birds are high on the list of priorities in the new master plan (Faulkner, Fryer and Vanderpool).


  • Brown, Glenn 1854-1932
  • Faulkner, Fryer & Vanderpool
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Tiger Talk, 2/1971

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


Spring, 1971


  • Architecture
  • Master Plans
  • Aviaries
  • Wrecking
  • Buildings

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