Renwick Museum

Also known as: Old Corcoran Art Gallery
NE corner, 17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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Description 

The Corcoran Art Gallery was erected in 1859-61 by William Wilson Corcoran, Washington banker and philanthropist as a gallery for his private collection; the building was designed by James Renwick. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-49)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1969
Reference number
69000300
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Other architectural type; French Renaissance
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Museum
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1859; 1860

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