View of the Smithsonian from Old Agriculture Building

ID: 61694 or MAH-61694

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: pre-1916

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 14

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Summary

The Mall, covered with trees, from the Old Agriculture Building showing the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the United States Capitol Building, and the General Noble Redwood Tree House, a 2,000 year-old giant sequoia on the Agriculture Building grounds. The tree house was originally built as part of the Government exhibit at the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago. It was moved to the grounds of the Agriculture Building in 1894 and remained there until 1932. The tree house was named for John Willock Noble, secretary of the interior from 1889 to 1893.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For more information on the General Noble Redwood Tree House, see James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Wasington's Destroyed Buildings," pags. 325-327.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 14

Contact information

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

Date

pre-1916

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Trees
  • Landscapes
  • Noble, John Willock
  • Tree houses
  • General Noble Redwood Tree House
  • Agriculture Building

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

61694 or MAH-61694

Physical description

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

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