Cross Section of Proposed Addition to SIB

ID: 75-12396

Creator: Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1877

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 24

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Rendering by General Montgomery Meigs of a longitudinal section (south to north) of a proposed addition to Smithsonian Institution Building adjoining the old south tower. This addition would contain the new National Museum Building that would be attached to the Smithsonian Institution Building on the south side. This addition was never built; a separate building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, was built to the east of the Castle and opened in 1881.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Cluss & Schulze


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  • See negative 75-12395 for another view from north to south.
  • Joseph Henry to Asa Gray, February 15, 1877, Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 10, The Smithsonian Years: January 1858-December 1865. Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2004, pp.613-615.
  • Adolf Cluss, Architect, From Germany to America, by Alan Lessoff and Christof Mauch, Washington, D.C.: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.; Heilbronn: Stadtarchiv Heilbronn; New York : In association with Berghahn Books, c2005, pp. 131-132.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 24

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photo Negative

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