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The National Park Service unveils plaques designating the SIB and Arts and Industries Building as National Historic Landmarks. "It was the first time the Castle had been so honored although the initial completion of its construction took place in 1855."


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • United States. National Park Service


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 12/1977, p. 6

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October, 1977



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