Defining Science Museum Architecture: The 1904 Holmes Report to the Smithsonian

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Summary

Examines the design process of the Natural History Building, Holmes' role in defining the programmatic considerations of the science museum in general and in implementing them in Washington. Exhaustively researched and illustrated.

Subject

  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Hornblower & Marshall

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Senior Honors Thesis, 110 pages

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(Dissertation)

Contact information

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

Date

May 1989

Topic

Architecture

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