Sunday, August 26, 2007

Smithsonian Institution Building the Castle

mithsonian Institution Building  the Castle, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS [or HAER or HALS], Reproduction number [e.g., 'HABS ILL, 16-CHIG, 33-2 ']Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, 1. NORTH FRONT (ELEVATION) HABS DC,WASH,520B-1 Larger reference image (JPEG - 100K bytes) Highest resolution image (TIFF - 17600K bytes).
Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC.

CALL NUMBER: HABS DC,WASH,520B- REPRODUCTION NUMBER: [See Call Number] MEDIUM: Measured Drawing(s): 27 (18 x 24) Photo(s): 127 (5 x 7 in. and 8 x 10 in.) Data Page(s): 6 plus cover page. Color Transparencies: 1

DATE: Documentation compiled after 1933. CREATOR: Historic American Buildings Survey, creator. Material in these collections is generally considered to be in the public domain. Publication and other forms of distribution: The original measure drawings and most of the photographs and data pages in HABS/HAER/HALS were created for the U.S. Government and are considered to be in the public domain.

NOTE: Survey number HABS DC-141, Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-71). Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction. Building/structure dates: 1884 subsequent work. Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work. Also known as "The Castle." National Register Number: 66000867

COLLECTION: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) REPOSITORY: Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGID:

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS [or HAER or HALS], Reproduction number [e.g., "HABS ILL, 16-CHIG, 33-2 "]

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Recently, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings.

The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. HABS/HAER/HALS

The Smithsonian Institution Building, a National Historic Landmark, was designed by the prominent New York architect, James Renwick, Jr., who would later design the Renwick Gallery (originally the Corcoran Gallery of Art) in Washington, and erected on the Mall between 1847 and 1855.

Chartered by Congress in 1846, the Smithsonian was established due to the generous bequest of approximately $500,000 by James Smithson, an English scientist and illegitimate son of the Duke of Northumberland. Smithsonian Institution the Castle

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