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Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858

Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858
South Yard
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Published in "The Castle, an Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building" by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm and Heather P. Ewing, p. 17.
South facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), the "Castle," after completion, c. 1858-1864, is dominated by a massive, square battlemented central tower with an attached octagonal stair tower rising well above it. Constructed in red sandstone quarried in Seneca, Maryland, the building was unique not only in style but in material. There is a fence around the building.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7
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Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.), South Yard, Smithsonian Institution Building South Front
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Exterior
Local Number:
36881or MAH-36881
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
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Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858

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