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Corcoran Art Gallery, Northeast corner of Seventeenth Street & Pennsylva, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
Corcoran Art Gallery, Northeast corner of Seventeenth Street & Pennsylva, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
Northeast corner of Seventeenth Street & Pennsylva, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-49
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-57).
Building/structure dates: 1859 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1871 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1889 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000300
Significance: 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.

Subjects
Palladian Windows
Renaissance Revival Architectural Elements
Sculpture


Related Names
Renwick, James
Corcoran, William Wilson
Smithsonian Institution
Meigs, Gen. Montgomery
Ripley, S. Dillon
Ezekiel


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol VIEW FROM THE S.W.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol WEST (17TH ST.) ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol DETAIL - S.W. CORNER
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol DETAIL - N.W. CORNER
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 WEST (17TH ST.) ELEVATION OF ADDITION AT NORTH (REAR) ELEVATION
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol DETAIL - PALLADIAN WINDOW, SOUTH ELEVATION
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol 2ND FLOOR WINDOW DETAIL, SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol 2ND FLOOR WINDOW DETAIL - CORNER PAVILION
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol 2ND FLOOR WINDOW DETAIL, WEST (17TH ST) ELEVATION
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 GRAND STAIRWAY TO 2ND FLOOR
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 DETAIL - GRAND STAIRWAY
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol GRAND STAIRWAY FROM 2ND FLOOR
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 DETAIL - 2ND FLOOR CEILING, CENTER COURT
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 DETAIL - SPIRAL STAIR TO ATTIC
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol DETAIL - CORNER PAVILION ROOF FRAMING, NOTE 2ND FLOOR CEILING FRAMING
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy photo made 1958 from the collection of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol DETAIL - CENTRAL PAVILION ROOF FRAMING
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 DETAIL - UNDERSIDE OF STAIR FROM 1ST FLOOR TO BASEMENT
19. Photocopy of print (Original in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution) Date unknown, artist unknown MAIN ELEVATION
20. Photocopy of photograph (Original in the collection of James C. Massey) (Original negative 5'x7') Date unknown, photographer unknown MAIN ELEVATION AND 17TH STREET ELEVATION
21. SECOND FLOOR, GENERAL VIEW OF STAIRCASE AND HALL
22. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE MOLDING IN HALL
23. SECOND FLOOR, OCTAGONAL ROOM, OBLIQUE VIEW
24. SECOND FLOOR, VIEW OF GALLERY FROM EAST


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