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Nov 30 Building Committee report

Regents' Building Committee Plans First SI Building

 

Regents' Building Committee Plans First SI Building

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Year: 
1846
Month: 
november
Day: 
30
Date: 
Mon, 1846-11-30
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The Building Committee of the Board of Regents reports on their efforts to select an appropriate plan for a building to accommodate the functions of the newly established Smithsonian. After visiting buildings in a number of cities and reviewing plans submitted by various architects, the committee selected a plan submitted by James Renwick, Jr., in the later Norman, or more strictly Lombard style, as it prevailed in Germany, Normandy, and Southern Europe in the 12th century.