Smithsonian Institution Building After Fire of 1865

ID: 30792A or MAH-30792A

Creator: Wakeley, G. D

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 10

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Summary

The Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," after the fire of January 24, 1865. The roof on the Main Hall is missing. Within three days of the fire a temporary roof was installed over the Lower Main Hall to protect the collections. That roof remained in place until the spring of 1867 when it was replaced with an iron and slate roof designed by Adolf Cluss.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Source: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING, p. 79.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 10

Contact information

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

Date

1865

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Fire
  • Roofs
  • Fires

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Southwest
  • United States of America
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

30792A or MAH-30792A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: Unknown; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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