Patent Office Building Construction Begins

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Summary

The construction of the Patent Office Building begins under the supervision of Robert Mills, following the Greek Revival design of William Parker Elliot. The top floor of the building is designed like a gallery to display various objects of artistic or historical interest. This building is now the American Art and Portrait Galleries.

Subject

  • Elliot, Wm. P (William Parker) 1807-1854
  • Mills, Robert 1781-1855
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Building (FA&PG)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Taylor, Joshua C. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978., p. 9.

Contact information

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

Date

1836

Topic

  • Greek revival (Architecture)
  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Buildings
  • Building

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

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