Stories from the Smithsonian

Get to know the people who have shaped the Smithsonian since its founding in 1846, through their letters, diaries, oral histories, and photographs.

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Drawing of the North Tower

James Renwick - Drawing of the North Tower

Drawing of the North Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building as drawn by James Renwick, Jr., Architect 

James Renwick - North Towers as Built

The North Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building as built, 1858