Smithsonian Institution Grounds Maintenance – Washington DC


In 1936 Work: A Journal of Progress reported that WPA crews had conducted grounds maintenance at the Smithsonian Institution, not specified but likely consisting of planting shrubs, turning soil, and other landscaping work.

Source notes

District of Columbia Works Progress Administration, “$5,000,000 Spent in D.C.,” Work: A Journal of Progress, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1936, p. 32

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - on June 5, 2015.

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Smithsonian Castle
Washington, DC 20560

Location notes: It is assumed here that work was conducted on the grounds of the "Smithsonian Castle," rather than the nearby art museum

Coordinates: 38.888786, -77.026022

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