Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858

ID: 36881or MAH-36881

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1850s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7

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Summary

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.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • Smithsonian Institution Building South Front

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Published in "The Castle, an Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building" by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm and Heather P. Ewing, p. 17.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7

Contact information

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

Date

1858

Restrictions

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Topic

  • Fences
  • Fences

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID 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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