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Exterior of Renwick Gallery (19th c.)

March 25, 1969

The Renwick Gallery is added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Gallery building, designed by architect James Renwick, originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art and later the U.S. Court of Claims.

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