Renwick Gallery

ID: SIA2008-2352 or 66-G-23DC-10

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

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  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art was relocated, and in 1972, with the acquisition of the building by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gained additional gallery space and the building was renamed the Renwick Gallery of Art.
  • Exterior of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. The c. 1930s image shows the building when it served as the U.S. Court of Claims. The niches on the facade, which once held statues by Moses Ezekiel, have been turned into windows. Some deterioration (sapling of stone) is visible at the base of the facade. The building is located at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., across from the Old Executive Office Building.


  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Renwick Gallery
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

Contact information

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


c. 1930s

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  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • SI Buildings


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior
  • Architecture

ID Number

SIA2008-2352 or 66-G-23DC-10

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x10h ; Type of Image: Architecture ; Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print

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