West Wing and Range of Castle Completed

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Date: August 12, 1848

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Summary

Construction of the exterior of the West Wing and Range of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," is begun in August and completed later in the year. Preparations for placing the Gallery of Art in the Range are underway.

Subject

  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Drawing of West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building by James Renwick, Jr., 1846. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number SIA2012-0412
  • Rathbun, Richard. The United States National Museum: An Account of the Buildings Occupied by the National Collections, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1905. Reprinted from the Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1903, p. 199-200.

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

Date

August 12, 1848

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Buildings

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