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Jun 23 Letter S. D. Ripley to Lyndon Johnson, June 22, 1965

Jun 23 President Johnson Transfers of Court of Claims Building to SI

 

Jun 23 President Johnson Transfers of Court of Claims Building to SI

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Year: 
1965
Month: 
june
Day: 
23
Date: 
Wed, 1965-06-23

President Lyndon Johnson approves the transfer of the Old Court of Claims Building (the original Corcoran Gallery of Art) by the General Services Administration to the Smithsonian Institution, for "a gallery of arts, crafts and design." The building will be used to house a new museum and art gallery, the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The building was designed by architect James Renwick, who also designed the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle."