Competition of 1846, Proposed SIB South Facade Elevation by Architect John Notman

ID: 2002-10687 and MNH-2530

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1846

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 30 Folder 2

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Proposed design for Smithsonian Institution Building by John Notman, south facade elevation. The building is a Gothic design with three stories, a central tower/cupola, crenellated embattlements, and symmetrical wings. The design was submitted for the competition sponsored by the Building Committee of the Board of Regents, December 23, 1846.


  • Notman, John 1810-1865
  • Board of Regents Committee on Buildings
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Competition
  • Smithsonian Institution Building South Front


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The original negative number is MNH-2530.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 30 Folder 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Gothic
  • Architecture--Design and plans


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

2002-10687 and MNH-2530

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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