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USCC - Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds

[Record group 230-23]
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Agency History
For the final report of the Department of the Engineer, see Final Report of the Director-General.

The Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds was organized on 1 January 1874 and consisted of a Chief Engineer, two Assistant Engineers and several helpers. This department was responsible for laying out the grounds of the Exhibition, for design and construction of the permanent Exhibition buildings, and for oversight of the construction of the other Exhibitions buildings. Most of the landscaping work also came under its jurisdiction.

Archival Records
230-23.1 Correspondence and Papers (1873-1876)

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