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Catalog Number 05.0001.001
Object Name Cornerstone
Title Building 20 Cornerstone
Description Concrete block with "1952" engraved into it. Back has mortar with worker’s fingerprints in it.
Date 1952
Accession number 05.0001.001
Catalog date 2005-01-20
Catalog type History
Provenance Building 20 was an apartment house on the NIH campus for nurses, heart surgeons, foreign scientists, NIH directors, etc. Construction began in 1952 and occupancy was in 1954. The building was known for its cosmopolitan community and was the home of many NIH staff for decades--they raised their families there and eventually retired from there. During some of its lifetime, the building also served as a guest house for patients. The building was torn down for construction of the Clinical Research Center in 1998.
Number of images 0
Updated 2012-06-13
Condition Very Good
Buildings Building 20
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none