Aerial View of East and North Sides of Freer Gallery, by Unknown, c. 1923, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, An aerial view of the north and east sides of the Freer Gallery of Art shows construction debris on the ground around the two sides of the new building. The Department of Agriculture building at the corner of Independence and 12th Street is to the west of the Gallery. In the distance on the left the Potomac River can be seen. Homes, other buildings, a smokestack and clock tower can also be seen.