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Smithsonian Institution Building

Washington DC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1855
Building Uses
 - museum
 - science
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - romanesque
Materials
 - masonry
 - stone


Description
The original building from which the vast Smithsonian collections began. Completed in 1855, the building has also seen numerous reconstruction and remodeling in 1865, 1884, 1901, the 1960's, 1987, and 1991.

Architect: James Renwick Jr.

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