Reconstruction of SI Building Begins

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Creator: Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905

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Date: July 1, 1865

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Summary

Reconstruction of the Smithsonian Institution Building is begun to repair the damage suffered during the fire of January 24, 1865. Fireproof materials are being used, in accordance with the plans and under the supervision of architect Adolf Cluss.

Subject

  • Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Photograph of Smithsonian Institution Building shortly after the fire of January 1865. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number mah-30792a.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 837.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1864. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1865, p. 122.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1865. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872, p. 111-114.

Contact information

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

Date

July 1, 1865

Topic

  • Accidents
  • Fire
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Fires
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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