Floor Plan of Smithsonian Institution Building (1849)

ID: 2002-10707

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1849

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 3

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Floor plan of Smithsonian Institution Building as published in "Hints on Public Architecture" by Robert Dale Owen. Shows the lecture hall in the East Wing, the library and a larger lecture theatre in the main building, the Gallery of Art in the West Wing and Range, and the Museum running the length of the second floor. This reflects Robert Dale Owen's vision for the Smithsonian not Secretary Henry's.


  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Original negative number is 2534 and 80-20170, but that negative has been lost. In "Hints on Public Architecture" opposite pg 105. Original wood engraving by J.H. Hall. Other neg. #: 92-15757.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 3

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



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

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