Corcoran Gallery of Art Drawing

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Original negative number is a National Archives and Records Administration number.
A drawing showing the exterior of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue. The building was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., and built in 1859. In 1972, the building was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, and named the Renwick Gallery of Art. The National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with the additional gallery space, devoted the gallery to American creativity in crafts, design, and decorative art.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Renwick Gallery
Corcoran Gallery of Art
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Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Type of Image: Drawing ; Medium: Architecture; Exterior
c. 1875
Washington (D.C.)
Architectural drawings
Standard number
SIA2008-2353 or 273-MHW-83