National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Situated onSixteenth Street, three blocks away from the beauti ful Lafayette Square, (see page 258), which faces the White House, the home ofthe Na tional Geographic So ciety stands as anoble monument to the deep interest ofthe Ameri can people ingeo graphic science. On the extreme right isHubbard Memorial Hall, which was erected by the family ofthe Society's first Presi dent, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, as amemo rial tohim. Next to Hubbard Hall isthe administration build ing, completed in1913, at acost of$175,ooo. Owing to the increas ing popularity ofthe activities ofthe Soci ety, additional land adjoining the adminis tration building was purchased in1914, at a cost of$Io5,ooo, upon which itisproposed to erect an auditorium and additional accom modations. The tenta tive design for the new building isshown on the left. See report of the Director and Edi tor, Gilbert H. Grosve nor, printed else where inthis number. Arthur B.Heaton isthe architect.