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Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
900 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-298
Building/structure dates: 1879 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1896 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Contains displays from Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

National Register Number: 71000994
Significance: One of the best remaining examples of nineteenth century "exposition" architecture in the United States, the Arts and Industries Building was built to house international exhibits donated to the United States after the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Galleries & Museums
Exhibition Buildings


Related Names
Smithsonian Institution
Meigs, Montgomery
Cluss & Schulze


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST
3. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW CONCENTRATING ON INDEPENDENCE AVENUE ENTRANCE
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, TAKEN FROM STREET LEVEL LOOKING EAST
5. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW CONCENTRATING ON INDEPENDENCE AVENUE ENTRANCE, TAKEN FROM STREET LEVEL
6. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF WEST RANGE
7. SOUTH ELEVATION, ENTRANCE BLOCK, DETAIL OF UPPER STORIES
8. SOUTH ELEVATION, OBLIQUE VIEW CONCENTRATING ON TOWERS
9. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF TOWERS
10. VIEW OF ROTUNDA FROM SOUTHWEST
11. VIEW OF ROTUNDA AND DECORATIVE BRICKWORK
12. CLOSEUP OF ROTUNDA, VIEW TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST


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