Corcoran Gallery of Art Drawing

ID: SIA2008-2353 or 273-MHW-83


Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: c. 1875

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

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A drawing showing the exterior of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue. The building was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., and built in 1859. In 1972, the building was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, and named the Renwick Gallery of Art. The National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with the additional gallery space, devoted the gallery to American creativity in crafts, design, and decorative art.


  • Renwick Gallery
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History


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Original negative number is a National Archives and Records Administration number.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

Contact information

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


c. 1875

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  • Museum buildings
  • Art museums
  • SI Buildings
  • Drawing


Washington (D.C.)


  • Exterior
  • Drawing
  • Architectural drawings

ID Number

SIA2008-2353 or 273-MHW-83

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Type of Image: Drawing ; Medium: Architecture; Exterior

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