Elk in the Buffalo Barn, National Zoo

ID: 88-7612 or NZP 60

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Citation: NZP

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Designed by Boston architect William Ralph Emerson, the Buffalo House was the first structure completed at the newly established National Zoological Park. Because of the lack of funding, both bison and elk were housed in the building for the first years of the park's history.


  • Emerson, William Ralph 1833-1917
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History


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  • Buffalo Barn
  • Zoos
  • American bison
  • Architecture
  • Buffaloes
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  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

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88-7612 or NZP 60

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

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