Castle Building from NMAH Plaza

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View of the Smithsonian Building from the terrace plaza of the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History. Framed by flagpoles, the Castle Building across the Mall is still missing the roof on one of its north towers (the lower tower roof was destroyed in the fire of 1865), which was re-created from old photographs in 1965. Buses can be seen parked along Madison Drive.


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 6, Folder: 5?

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



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  • Architecture
  • Buses
  • Transportation
  • SI Buildings, Construction


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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