South Facade, Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA_000092_S19_I020.tif and MN-2535 or MNH2535

Creator: Renwick, James 1818-1895

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1848

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A

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Smithsonian Building, designed by James Renwick, Jr., architect, south facade, color rendering (watercolor on paper) painted by Louis Townsend and drawn by H. C. Moore, June 1848.


  • Moore, H. C
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Townsend, Louis
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building South Front


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Neg. #11104-A also in RU95 Box 30 Folder 5-A is same view. Published in The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building, by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm, and Heather P. Ewing (Washington, D. C.): Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, p. 14.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A

Contact information

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


c. 1848

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  • Design
  • Architecture
  • SI, Early History
  • Drawings
  • Painting
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • Watercolor painting


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

SIA_000092_S19_I020.tif and MN-2535 or MNH2535

Physical description

Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Paper with watercolor

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