Building Files, c. 1850-2006

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Consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian Institution buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, research associates, and volunteers.


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1850
  • 1850-2006
  • c 1850-2006


  • Historic buildings
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Buildings


  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00179

Physical description

83.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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