Arts and Industries Building Closed




Date: January 1, 2007


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The Arts and Industries Building is closed to staff, pending renovations. It was designed by architect Adolph Cluss, and opened in 1881 as the first National Museum building in the United States. It was the second Smithsonian building, opening some thirty years after the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle.


  • Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Cluss & Schulze


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The image is negative number 2002-10706 and the original image is located in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 8. The image shows the north fascade of the United States National Museum Building in 1881.
  • Smithsonian Institution Email Announcements, 12/29/2006

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