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61 STAT.] 80rT CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 195-JULY 1, 1947 [CHAPTER 195] JOINT RESOLUTION To grant authority for the erection of a permanent building for the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, Washington, District of Columbia. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That authority be, and is hereby, given to the American National Red Cross to erect upon the south half of square 104 in the city of Washington, District of Colum- bia, a permanent building for the use of the District of Columbia Chapter, American National Red Cross, in connection with its work, in cooperation with the Government of the United States and its responsibilities under its charter granted by the Congress of the United States. SEC. 2 . That the plans of the proposed building shall first be approved by the American National Red Cross, the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the erection and design thereof shall be under the supervision of the Administrator of the Federal Works Agency in accordance with the provisions of the Public Buildings Act of May 25, 1926, as amended and as hereby further amended. SEC. 3 . That the cost of the removal of the buildings on this site shall be borne by the American National Red Cross, District of Colum- bia Chapter, without expense to the United States. SEC. 4 . That said permanent building shall remain the property of the United States but under the supervision of the Administrator of the Federal Works Agency and the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, shall, at all times be charged with the responsibility, care, keeping, and maintenance of said building with- out expense to the United States. SEC. 5 . That moneys of the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, available for the construction of the aforesaid building, including any amount administratively determined necessary for the payment of salaries and expenses of personnel engaged upon the preparation of plans and specifications, field supervision, and gen- eral office expenses, may be transferred to and expended by the Public Buildings Administration of the Federal Works Agency, and such funds may be consolidated in the books of the Treasury Department into a special account for direct expenditure in the prosecution of said work, and the Commissioner of Public Buildings is authorized to pre- pare drawings and specifications for this building prior to the approval by the Attorney General of the title to such acquisition. SEC. 6 . That said building shall be appropriate in design and char- acter and shall be used by the American National Red Cross District of Columbia Chapter, and shall cost not less than $1,0000000: Provided, That this expenditure shall include complete equipment. SEC. 7 . That the person, firm, or corporation which the Commis- sioner of Public Buildings shall select to furnish professional archi- tectural and engineering services required for the project shall be chosen from nominations made by the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter. SEC. 8 . That the National Capital Housing Authority is hereby authorized and directed to transfer to the jurisdiction of the Federal Works Administrator such part of the site for said building as is now under the jurisdiction of said Authority: Provided, That the Treas- urer of the United States is authorized and directed to credit said Authority with the fair market value, at the date of transfer, of the property so transferred: Provided further, That the Federal Works 95347°-4--pt. 1 -- -16 241 July 1, 1947 [H. J . Res. 193] [Public Law 156] American Nationa) Red Cross. Authority to erect building for D. C . Chapter. Approval of plans, etc. 44 Stat. 630 . 40U.S.C.§§341- 347. Cost of removal of buildings. Property of U. S. Maintenance, etc. Transfer of funds, etc. Prepration of draw- ings, etc., prior to ap- proval of title. Use; minimum cost. Selection of person to furnish architec- tural services, etc. Transfer of prop- erty. Credit.