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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1871/00/00 James Heaton Baker Work James H Baker is appointed Commissioner of Pensions by President U S Grant. Baker will work here until 1875.
1882/00/00 Designed by Montgomery C Meigs, construction begins on the Federal Pension Bureau building, in Washington, DC.
1884/00/00 The Pension Bureau's first of 1600 clerks begin distributing payments from their new building.
1885/03/04 Grover Cleveland President Inaugural Ball for Grover Cleveland is held in the Pension Building. Grover Cleveland 1884 Campaign for US President
1887/00/00 Montgomery C Meigs Architect After five years of construction, the Pension Bureau building is completed a cost of $886,614.04.
1887/00/00 Casper Buberl Sculptor Caspar Buberl's quarter of a mile long frieze of Union soldiers and Sailors marching is installed on the exterior of the Pension Building.
1889/03/04 Clement Studebaker Inauguration Committee Member Inaugural Ball for Benjamin Harrison is held in the Pension Building.
1889/03/04 Benjamin Harrison President Inaugural Ball for Benjamin Harrison is held in the Pension Building.
1893/03/04 George W Wallace (dance instructor) Master of Ceremonies Grover Cleveland's Inaugural Ball for his 2nd term in office.
1893/03/04 Frances Folsom Cleveland First Lady Grover Cleveland's Inaugural Ball for his 2nd term in office.
1893/03/04 Grover Cleveland President Grover Cleveland's Inaugural Ball for his 2nd term in office.
1897/03/04 William McKinley President William McKinley's Inaugural Ball is held in the Pension Building.
1905/03/04 Theodore Roosevelt President Theodore Roosevelt's Inaugural Ball is held in the Pension Building.
1909/03/04 William Howard Taft President Inaugural Ball for William Howard Taft is held in the Pension Building.
1910/06/30 Ending fiscal year, the Veteran Pension Bureau reports paying $106,433,465 to 562,615 invalid Civil War Veterans, or about 28 percent of all American men aged 65 or more. End of the American Civil War
2008/06/07 Hillary Rodham Clinton Politician Hillary Clinton suspends her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a rally at the National Building Museum: "If we can blast fifty women into space, we will someday launch a woman into the White House."

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Particulars for National Building Museum:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Building Attribute Atrium
Sight Category Building
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Historic Use Government Office
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Italian Renaissance Revival
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Architectural Style Renaissance Revival



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 69000312
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Meigs,Montgomery C.
Architectural Style: Renaissance, Other
Attribute: Italian Renaissance
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1882, 1885
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Government office
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Government
Current Sub-Function: Museum Government office

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