SI Displays Aircraft in South Yard Building

 

SI Displays Aircraft in South Yard Building

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Year: 
1920
Month: 
october
Day: 
7
Date: 
Thu, 1920-10-07
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The steel hangarlike aircraft building (at Independence and Tenth Street S.W.) is opened to the public to exhibit aircraft and accessories produced during World War I. This metal structure, erected by the War Department on the Smithsonian Reservation in 1917 for the use of the United States Signal Service, was transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution after the close of the war.