Seneca Quarry, Removal of Stone for South Gate of Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31A_F04_010]

Creator: Ploskonka, Jeffrey

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1981

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder 04, Image No. SIA_000095_B31A_F04_010

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Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Seneca Quarry

Notes

  • SPS No. 81-5022-05
  • Stones gathered for use in the construction of four stone pillars, made from the same red sandstone used for the Smithsonian Institution Building, as a setting for wrought-iron carriage gates based on the design by Castle architect James Renwick Jr. in 1849. These gates are now known as the Renwick Gates.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder 04, Image No. SIA_000095_B31A_F04_010

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1981
  • April 28, 1981

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  • No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

Place

Seneca (Md.)

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31A_F04_010]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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