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HEARINGS

BEFORE

U.S. Congress,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF House

, COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

CONSISTING OF

MESSRS. HEMENWAY, GILLETT, WASHINGTON GARDNER,

BENTON, AND PIERCE,

IN CIÐARGE OF

SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL

FOR

1905.

WASHINGTON:
00:IRNMENT FRINTING OTTICE.

1904.

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HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. J. A. HEMENWAY (CHAIRMAN), F. H. GILLETT, WASHINGTON GARDNER, M. E. BENTON, AND R. A. PIERCE, OF THE COMMITTEE , ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1905, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, January 6, 1904. SIR: In response to the request of your committee, communicated - this Department through the Supervising Architect of the Treasury, · inclose herewith statements relative to the condition of appropriations for public buildings under the control of the Treasury Department, to wit: Public buildings in course of construction December 1, 1903, showing limit of cost of site and building, amount appropriated, amount paid for purchase of property, incidental expenses, purchase of site, amount paid contingent force at building, amount paid for seryices Office Supervising Architect, amount expended for construction under contracts, etc., amount to be expended under existing contracts, etc, total expenditures and contract liabilities, balance available for authorizations, contracts, etc., amount to be appropriated under limit, whether the Secretary is authorized to contract within limit, and the date of authorization; also public buildings appropriated for, but not in course of construction, with the same information.

I also transmit herewith, upon separate and detached sheets, statements relative to each of the said public buildings included in the estimates for the fiscal year 1905, showing the limit of cost; whether site has been obtained and information in connection therewith; appropriations to date; balance remaining to be appropriated; whether contracts have been authorized or are in contemplation; information as to proposed work of construction; and the amount required to meet contemplated expenditures to June 30, 1905.

It is requested that twelve copies of the statements referred to, as printed, may be supplied for the use of the Office of the Supervising Architect. Respectfully,

H. A. TAYLOR,

Acting Secretary. Hon. JAMES A. HEMENWAY, Chairman Committee on Appropriations,

House of Representatives.

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Súuiement submitted in response to request of chairman of House Committee on

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Aberdeen, S. Dak Post-office.. $175,000.00 $175,000.00
Abilene, Tex

Post-ofhce and 100,000.00 100,000.00

court-house. Alexandria, Va.. Custom-house 60,000.00 60,000.00

and post-office. Anniston, Ala Post-office.

150,000.00 75,000.00 Augusta, Me.. Post-offiee, court 150,000.00 150,000.00

house, etc. Baltimore, Ma Custom-house 1,600,000.00 1,150,000.00 Bangor, Me..

Custom-house 41,000.00 41,000.00

and post-office. Batesville, Ark.... Post-office and 80,000.00 42,500.00

court-house. Beaumont, Tex.

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165,000.00 165,000.00
Boise City, Idaho. Public building 250,000.00 250,000.00
Boone, Iowa.
Post-office

100,000.00 45,000.00 Bridgeport, Conn. ...do

100,000.00 100,000.00 Brunswick, Ga Custom-house 130,000.00 130,000.00

and post-office. Burlington, Towa.. Post-office.

40,000.00 40,000.00 Burlington, Vt Post-office and 210,000.00 180,000.00

custom-house. Butte, Mont Post-office

300,000.00 300,000.00 Centerville, Iowa. .do

40,000.00 23, 750.00 Champaign, I11

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85,000.00 45,000.00 Cheyenne, Wyo... Public building 325,000.00 325,000.00 Chicago, III

Post-office, court. 4, 750,000.00 4,000,000.00

house, etc. Cleveland, Ohio Post-office, cus 3,000,000.00 1,450,000.00

tom-house, and

court-house. Cumberland, Md.... Court-house and 150,000.00 150,000.00

post-office. Dallas, Tex

Court-house,post 150,000.00 150,000.00

office, etc.
Denver, Colo Mint building. 800,000.00 800,000.00
Durham, x.c
Post office

100,000.00 62,500.00 Ellsworth, Me Custom-house 7,000.00 7,000.00

and post-office. Elmira, X. Y

Post-office and 232, 000.00 232,000.00

court-house. Emporia, Kans Post-office.

60,000.00 60,000.00 Fergus Falls, Minn Court-house and 115,000.00

115,000.00 post-office. Fitchburg, Mags Post-office

130,000.00 130,000.00 Fort Smith, Ark Court-house, post 100,000.00 100,000.00

office, etc. Freeport, Ill. Post-office

85,000.00 85,000.00 Goldsboro, N.C

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50,000.00 33, 750.00 Greeneville, Tenn Post-office and 110,000.00 47,500.00

court-house. Greensboro, N.C.... Court-house, post 61, 650.00 61,650.00

office, etc. Harrison, Ark Post-office and 100,000.00 32,500.00

conrt-house. Hartford, Conn. Custom-house 240,000.00 210,000.00'.

and post-office. Hastings, Nebr Post-office.

135,000.00 85,000.00 Helena, Mont

Public building .. 350,000.00 350,000.00 Holyoke, Mass Post-office.

135,000.00 73, 750.00 Huntington, W. Va Post-office and 150,000.00 56, 250.00

court-house. Indianapolis, Ind... Court-house and 2,617, 423.65 1,912, 423.65

post-office. Jamestown, N. Y Post-office

150,000.00 150,000.00 Janesville, Wis

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81,000.00 81,000.00 Joliet, Ill.

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130,000.00 130,000.00 Joplin, Mo.

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150,000.00 150,000.00 Kalamazoo, Mich

50,000.00 50,000.00 Kankakee, 111

80,000.00 37,500.00 Kirksville, Mo.

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40,000.00 40,000.00 Lawrence, Mass ...do

226.49 2,868.32

1,555. 35 261.711 41,991.11 21.95

60,000.00
20,000.00

30,700.00

124.03 4,005.08

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135,000.00 100,000.00

271.70

Appropriations relative to condition of appropriations for public buildings
Treasury Department.

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CONSTRUCTION DECEMBER 1, 1903.

available for be appropri- to con

Date of authorization.

Mar. 2, 1899

Do.

Yes ....

June 6, 1902
Mar. 2, 1899
June 6, 1902

Mar. 3, 1899
June 6, 1902

Amount

Secreexpended Amount ex- Amount to

Balance for serv

Total expended for be expended

tary au

Amount to ice, Office construction under existpenditures

thorized

authorizaSupervis- under con

and contract ing con

ated under tions, con

liabilities. ing Archi- tracts, etc.

tract tracts, etc.

limit. tracts, etc.

within tect.

limit. | $7,500.00 $67,800.43 $81, 283.10 $163, 206.52 $11, 793. 48

Yes 5,000.00 78, 257.49 10, 015.05 99, 935. 72

64.28

Yes 3,000.00 15, 853.95 38, 156.98 58,023.44 1,976.56 4,500.00 26, 320.78 3,502.00 38,869.39 36, 130. 61 75,000.00 Yes 2,500.00 295. 65 5, 657.50 8, 453. 15 141, 546.85

Yes 25,000.00 319, 872.04 590, 080.22 1,015, 156.66 134, 843.34 450,000.00 Yes 750.00 5, 285.66 7,068.15

13, 103.81 27, 896. 19.

Yes
181.90
4,300.00

12,506.35 29,993. 64 37,500.00 Yes .... 9, 250.00 78, 402.14 37, 032.55 150, 105,40 14,594.60

Yes 12,500.00 107, 036.75 102, 964. 45

245, 587.16 4, 412, 84

Yes 2,000.00 502. 21 80, 713.88 95, 285.59 *50, 285.59 55,000.00 Yes

332. 70
92, 821.50 93,524. 68 6, 475. 32

No 5,000.00 88, 490.43 14, 187.27 117, 621.91 12, 365.09

Yes
573.40
2, 026. 20
2,599.60 37,400.40

Yes 5,000.00 3, 193.55 13, 329.84

21, 523. 39 158, 476.61 30,000.00 Yes 17,000.00 95, 512. 29 149, 691.32 265, 426.75 34,573.25

Yes 5,012.37 28, 163.69 33, 627.89 * 9,877, 89 16, 250.00 Yes

69. 91 8,725.93 18,819.91 26, 180.09 16, 250.00

40,000.00 Yes 188,051.22 93, 814. 38 315, 620.28 9, 379. 77

Yes 104,361.15 2,507,571.60 1,996, 817.35 4,665, 800.74 * 665, 800.74 750,000.00 Yes 43,000.00 205, 301.97 1, 137, 682.44 1,945, 709.90 * 495, 709.90 1,550,000.00 Yes

Do.

Mar. 2, 1899
Mar. 2, 1895
June 6, 1902
June 4, 1897
Mar. 2, 1899
June 6, 1902

Do.

Mar. 2, 1899
June 6, 1902

Do.
Mar. 2, 1895
Feb. 13, 1895
Mar. 3, 1899

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60,939.61
57, 725.73
86, 196.02
32, 682.38
16,895.000

275.61
281.65
285. 44

60, 171. 78

8, 018.60 11, 386.60 92, 942. 20 25,758. 62

4,300.00 28, 563.00 89, 062.50

145, 974.59

80, 304.54 122, 819.79 139, 226.48 43,180.79) 18, 100.44 34,358.15 122, 756. sel

4,025. 41

695. 46 7, 180.21 10, 773.57

6,819.21 19, 399.56

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
42,500.00 Yes

Mar. 2, 1899

Do.
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Do.
June 6, 1902

Do.

5, 641.81 *22, 755, 36

Yes
35,000.00 Yes

Do.
Mar. 2. 1899

3,000.00!

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