Exterior of Smithsonian Building Completed

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Creator: Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

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Date: December 31, 1851

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Summary

During 1851, the exterior of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle," including the towers, is completed.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Engraving of Smithsonian Institution Building on the Mall, 1849. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 76-4354.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 834
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 18, number 329. "Journals of the Proceedings of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1846-76, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc." ed. by William J. Rhees. Washington: Published by the Smithsonian Institution, 1879, p. 705

Contact information

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

Date

December 31, 1851

Topic

  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Buildings

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