Smithsonian Building

Also known as: Smithsonian Institution Building
Jefferson Dr. at 10th St., SW, Washington, District of Columbia

Photo 

Smitshonian Castle

Photo taken by Michael Miller in July 2004

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Description 

First building of the Smithsonian Institution and a foremost example of medieval revivalism. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-141)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000867
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Norman Revival
Areas of significance
Science; Architecture; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Museum; Organizational
Current functions
Museum; Organizational
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
1855

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller

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