Cincinnati Zoo: Reptile Building – Cincinnati OH

Project type: Zoos, Parks and recreation
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Description

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Reptile Building at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati OH. The design of the exhibits and air conditioning system sought to emulate the natural habitat for the animals. The diorama exhibits included an artificial swamp, rocks, pools of water, and sand.  

The project was completed in 1937. The construction cost was $120,199 and the total cost was $130,395.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
130,395

Source notes

Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration. Public Works Administration, 1939.

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on May 4, 2021.

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Location Info


Cincinnati Zoo
Cincinnati , OH

Coordinates: 39.143187, -84.508796

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