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Summary

Discusses plans for the Smithsonian Institution Building, including early debates over the use of the Smithson Bequest, the role of Robert Dale Owen, design by James Renwick, Jr., construction, use, the fire of 1865; construction of the United States National Museum building (Arts and Industries Building) and Astrophysical Observatory; and design of surrounding grounds and statue of Joseph Henry.

Author

Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896

editor

Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • United States National Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1897

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Fire
  • Congressional Debates
  • SI, Early History
  • Grounds
  • Statues
  • Art objects
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Fires

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Physical description

pp. 247-264

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