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Article is divided into three sections: a history, chronicling Corcoran's career, his friendship with Renwick, the construction of the building and the appearance and use of the interior over 100 years; a description, focusing more on statistical details of the design; and a bibliography, noting the primary sources used.


  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888
  • Renwick Gallery
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Compiled for the Historic American Buildings Survey, Department of the Interior.

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


March 1, 1971


  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Bibliography
  • Building

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