Elephant House, National Zoo

ID: 2002-10618

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10

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Summary

The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. This brick house was begun in September of 1902, completed in January of 1903, and according to the Annual Report, the elephant was put in the house on March 12, 1903.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
  • Hornblower & Marshall

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 2022, but that negative has been lost. AR 1903: 65-67, includes photo.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10

Contact information

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

Date

1903

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Museums
  • Famous Zoo Animals
  • Elephants
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

2002-10618

Physical description

Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 6 1/2h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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