Plan of Smithsonian Grounds

ID: 27994 or MAH-27994

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 1

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Summary

Plan of Smithsonian Grounds between 7th and 12th Streets, identifies where the new U.S. National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History, is to be built. Also shows the Smithsonian Institution Building (and behind it the Astrophysical Observatory, the Annex, the Laboratory of Natural History shed), the Henry statue, the Arts and Industries Building (then known as the National Museum), the Army Medical Museum building, and the markets on B Street (now known as Constitution Avenue). Mall landscaping shows winding paths, as conceived by Andrew Jackson Downing in his 1851 plan.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852
  • Annex
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Bug House
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Laboratory of Natural History
  • South Shed
  • South Yard
  • United States National Museum
  • Medical Museum (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1911

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Plans
  • Mall, Development of
  • Grounds
  • Henry Statue
  • Markets
  • Drawing
  • Maps

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Plan

ID Number

27994 or MAH-27994

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 6h; Type of Image: Plan; Medium: Photographic print

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