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This short article notes how designs for the Renwick Gallery's former ornamental cast-iron works for its roof have been copied and reinstalled, and mentions plans for replacing the original statues that decorated the building.


  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Renwick Gallery


Smithsonian History Bibliography


Includes three photographs.

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The Washington Post (Newspaper)

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


September 23, 1973


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Roofs
  • Statues
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration

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Number of pages: 1; Page number: F2

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