Refurbishment of Renwick Exterior

ID: 85-10538-15A

Creator: Penland, Dane A

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1985

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: January 1986

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Summary

The Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with the sandstone trim stripped away for this 1985 restoration. The building, designed by James Renwick, Jr., was built between 1859 and 1861 to house the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The Corcoran Gallery moved to its present building in 1899. The building was then occupied by the U.S. Court of Claims until 1964. On June 23, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved the use of the building as a Smithsonian gallery of arts, crafts, and design. The building is located at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Author

Penland, Dane A

Subject

  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, January 1986

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: January 1986

Contact information

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

Date

1985

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Renovations
  • Buildings--Conservation and restoration

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior
  • Architecture

ID Number

85-10538-15A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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