National Museum Building Committee, 1880, by Unknown, 1880, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The National Museum Building Committee stand in an unfinished doorway of the new United States National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building, while it is under construction. From the left: General Montgomery C. Meigs; General William Tecumseh Sherman, Smithsonian Regent and Chairman of Building Committee; Peter Parker, Smithsonian Regent; Spencer F. Baird, Smithsonian Secretary; Adolph Cluss, Architect; W. J. Rhees, Chief Clerk; Daniel Leech, Correspondence Clerk..