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Following the designation of a site on the Mall, architect Charles A. Platt presents his plans for the proposed National Gallery of Art building. Platt also designed the Freer Gallery of Art. The plans, however, were never carried out due to a shortage of funds.


  • Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Kloss, William, Treasures from the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 12.

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