Specifications Printed for Corcoran Gallery of Art

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James Renwick, Jr., and his partner Robert T. Auchmutz draw up "Specifications of the Various Kinds of Work in a Building to be Erected on the Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street, Washington, D.C.", detailing the design for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, today known as the Renwick Gallery.


  • Auchmutz, Robert T
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Renwick Gallery)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Goode, James, "A Brief History of the Renwick Gallery," 1971. Original is in D.C. Public Library.

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  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Drawings
  • Architectural drawing
  • Buildings
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  • Museum exhibits
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