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A descriptive account of the building recently erected for the departments of natural history of the United States National Museum

Author: Richard Rathbun
Publisher: Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
Series: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The building recently erected in the Smithsonian Park in Washington for the natural history collections of the United States National Museum, as one of the latest great museum buildings, and embodying many new and important features, has attracted wide attention and given rise to repeated inquiries regarding its construction and arrangement. This paper has been prepared to meet this demand, a demand largely inspired  Read more...
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918.
Descriptive account of the building recently erected for the departments of natural history of the United States National Museum.
Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1913
(OCoLC)594117663
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rathbun
OCLC Number: 1700617
Notes: Includes index.
Credits: At head of title page: Smithsonian Institution.
Description: 131 pages, 34 leaves of plates (some folded) : Illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. pp. 7. Legislation, action by the Regents, progress of the work. pp. 11. Location of the building. pp. 15. General description of the building. pp. 16. Exterior walls. pp. 22. Interior structural features and roofs of the wings and ranges. pp. 33. Interior of the south pavilion and the rotunda. pp. 40. North entrance, vestibule and lobby. pp. 54. Partition walls and interior finish. pp. 57. Windows and doors. pp. 69. Miscellaneous. pp. 75. Mechanical equipment. pp. 79. Water connections and sewerage. pp. 99. Interior of the finished building, its arrangement, dimensions, equipment, and uses. pp. 100.
Series Title: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 80.
Responsibility: by Richard Rathbun.

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The building recently erected in the Smithsonian Park in Washington for the natural history collections of the United States National Museum, as one of the latest great museum buildings, and embodying many new and important features, has attracted wide attention and given rise to repeated inquiries regarding its construction and arrangement. This paper has been prepared to meet this demand, a demand largely inspired by the exceptional activity in museum enterprise which for several years past has prevailed throughout the country.

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