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objects, and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes" (49 Stat. 666).
SEC. 5. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $2,000,000, for land acquisition and development, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Approved August 31, 1964.
House Report No. 970 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Aug. 3: Considered and passed House.
Aug. 19: Considered and passed Senate.
An Act to authorize the establishment of the Andersonville National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes. (84 Stat. 989)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to provide an understanding of the overall prisoner-of-war story of the Civil War, to interpret the role of prisoner-of-war camps in history, to commemorate the sacrifice of Americans who lost their lives in such camps, and to preserve the monuments located therein, the Secretary is hereby authorized to designate not more than five hundred acres in Macon and Sumter Counties, Georgia, for establishment as the Andersonville National Historic Site.
SEC. 2. Within the area designated pursuant to section 1 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any Federal agency, or exchange lands and interests therein for the purposes of this Act. When an individual tract of land is only partly within the area designated, the Secretary may acquire the entire tract by any of the above methods to avoid the payment of severance costs. Land so acquired outside the designated area may be exchanged by the Secretary for non-Federal lands within such area, and any portion of the land not utilized for such exchanges may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 377), as amended (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.). In exercising his authority to acquire property by exchange, the Secretary may accept title to any non-Federal property within such area, and in exchange therefor he may convey to the grantor of such property any federally owned property in the State of Georgia under his jurisdiction which he classifies as suitable for exchange or other disposal. The values of the properties so exchanged either shall be approximately equal, or if they are not approximately equal the values shall be equalized by the payment of cash to the grantor or to the Secretary as the circumstances require. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal property designated for the purposes of the national historic site may, with the concurrence of the head of the agency having custody thereof, be transferred, without a transfer of funds, to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for the purposes of this Act.
SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer Andersonville National Historic Site in accordance with the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), as amended
and supplemented (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461-467).
SEC. 4. There are authorized to be appropriated not more than $363,000 for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands and not more than $1,605,000 (March 1969 prices), for development, plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indices applicable to the types of construction involved herein.
Approved October 16, 1970.
House Report No. 91-1394 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Sept. 14, considered and passed House.
4. Ansley Wilcox House
An Act to provide for the acquisition and preservation of the real property known as the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York, as a national historic site. (80 Stat. 1101)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall, subject to the provisions of section 2 of this Act, acquire on behalf of the United States the real property described in section 3 of this Act, known as the Ansley Wilcox House, which real property is of national historic significance as the place in which Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as President of the United States on September 14, 1901, following the assassination of President William McKinley. The Secretary shall provide, in accordance with section 2 of this Act, for the operation and maintenance, at no expense to the United States of such property as a national historic site for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United States.
SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary shall not obligate or expend any moneys herein authorized to be appropriated for acquisition and restoration of the real property described in section 3, nor shall he establish such property as a national historic site in Federal ownership, unless and until commitments are obtained for donations of funds or services in an amount which in the judgment of the Secretary is sufficient to complete restoration of the property and to operate and maintain it for public benefit."
(b) The Secretary shall determine at the beginning of each fiscal year, beginning the first full fiscal year following the date of enactment of this Act, whether and to what extent donations of funds or services will be forthcoming for the purposes of subsection (a) of this section. If at any time following the acquisition of the property referred to in the first section of this Act the Secretary finds that during the next full fiscal year donated funds or services will not be forthcoming in amounts sufficient to satisfactorily carry on or complete restoration or to continue the operation and maintenance of the property as a national historic site in Federal ownership he shall, in accordance with such regulations as he may prescribe, dispose of such property at not less than its fair market value, as determined by him. The proceeds received from such disposal shall be credited to the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the Treasury of the United States. SEC. 3. The real property referred to in the first section of this Act is more particularly described as follows:
All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the city of Buffalo, county of Erie, State of New York, and
beginning at a point in the east line of Delaware Avenue distant 110 feet southerly from the southerly line of land of Catharine Marie Richmond, recorded in Erie County clerk's office in liber 247 of deeds at page 167; running thence easterly a distance of 110 feet;
Running thence southerly a distance of 60 feet to a point in the north line of land of Morris Michael, recorded in Erie County clerk's office in liber 531 of deeds at page 335; running thence easterly and along the north line of land of the said Morris Michael 64 feet more or less, and continuing easterly on a line extended from the land of Morris Michael a further distance of 174 feet more or less to the westerly line of Franklin Street; running thence northerly along the westerly line of Franklin Street 110 feet; running thence westerly 134 feet; running thence northerly and parallel with Franklin Street 59.51 feet more or less to a point distant 40 feet more or less easterly from the southeast corner of lands of Amelia Stevenson, recorded in Erie County clerk's office in liber 669 at page 299;
Running thence westerly 40 feet to the southeast corner of lands of the said Amelia Stevenson and continuing westerly in a line along the south line of the land of Catharine Marie Richmond a further distance of 174 feet more or less to the easterly line of Delaware Avenue; running thence southerly along the easterly line of Delaware Avenue 110 feet to the place of beginning.
And being subject to an easement as contained in a lease agreement dated January 6, 1959, between the landlord and the Liberty Bank of Buffalo covering a driveway ramp and automobile parking privileges, together with the rights of ingress and egress to Delaware Avenue and Franklin Street, as contained in said lease.
SEC. 4. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not more than $250,000 for the acquisition and not more than $50,000 for the restoration of the real property described in section 3 of this Act.
Approved November 2, 1966.
House Report No. 1205 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Feb. 7: Considered and passed House.
Oct. 17: Considered and passed Senate, amended.