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Jan 28 Norman Plan

Regents Accept James Renwick's Design for the Castle

 

Regents Accept James Renwick's Design for the Castle

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Year: 
1847
Month: 
january
Day: 
28
Date: 
Thu, 1847-01-28
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The Board of Regents passes a resolution accepting the Norman plan and design of New York architect James Renwick, Jr., for the Smithsonian Institution Building, known as the Castle. The Board also decides that the western range and western wing of the building are to be reserved for a gallery of art.