addition was to add basement space under the east lawn for an archives
area.It was intended, for the most
part, as non-public storage space.And, if you have a photographic memory, you’ll recall that there was
virtually no storage space included in the original design.This is the original blueprint for the main
floor, but you can better see the intent from this drawing.It added what we now know as Archives and
several thousand square feet of shelving space.Here you can see the foundation being
reinforced with these buttresses.If
you go into our basement, you can see these buttresses in action.