The Smithsonian Building and Grounds
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.
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)