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Date

Winter 1-1987

Description

The Presidential Library and Museum of 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was dedicated in 1979, but planning for the library began during Kennedy’s life. He even visited potential locations in October 1963. Kennedy chose Boston as a location because of it’s proximity to scholarly resources, referring likely to Harvard University, which Kennedy had attended and graduated form. However, the location was eventually changed to Columbia Point, nearby the University of Massachusetts. The site had originally been a garbage dump.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.M._Pei

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_Presidential_Library_and_Museum

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1917

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Style

International Style

Subject Headings

Presidential libraries -- Massachusetts -- Boston; Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Modern movement;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Massachusetts

City Name

Boston

Keywords

architecture, presidential library, modernism, public architecture

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