Plan for the proposed National Museum of Engineering and Industry

ID: 29442 or AI-29442

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1925

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, showing the proposed National Museum of Engineering and Industry, located along B Street South (Independence Ave). Indicates the proposed destruction of the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, and the South Yard sheds to accommodate the new museum. Also shows the Proposed National Gallery of Art (NGA), to be located to the east of the United States National Museum (now the Natural History Building) and the Proposed George Washington Memorial Building, to be located to the east of the NGA location (east of 7th street). Mall landscaping shows winding paths, as conceived by Andrew Jackson Downing (1851).

Subject

  • Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of Engineering and Industry
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Shed
  • South Yard
  • United States National Museum
  • George Washington Memorial Building
  • Medical Museum (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)

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

1925

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Grounds
  • Markets
  • Henry Statue
  • Maps

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Plan

ID Number

29442 or AI-29442

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Plan; Medium: Photographic print

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