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Army Medical Museum and Library

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6825 16th Street, NW
National Register Number: 66000854
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - library. The threat level was Threatened in
2006.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
Founded in 1867, the Army Medical Museum was one of the first organized medico-military research programs. Prior to its relocation to this 1970s (?) building, the museum collection had been housed in a number of structures.

The Department of Defense announced this past year they are abandoning the Walter Reed Army Medical Center facility within the next five years as part of a consolidation plan. It appears that other federal agencies, including the General Services Administration, are poised to take control of the facility once WRAMC operations are moved to Bethesda, MD.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
A thorough plan for the future of this facility is a must for any hopes of retaining the NHL status of the facility. It has not been revealed if the museum and library will move to Bethesda or remain on the current site as part of any future redevelopment and adaptive use of WRAMC.


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