Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall serves primarily as a reception center for the Smithsonian museums, though it displays overview and special exhibits, as well. The Castle (1849-55) was designed in Gothic Revival and Romanesque styles by architect James Renwick, Jr.

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Gates & garden of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Gothic Revival & Romanesque facade of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Towers of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Gates & garden of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Smithsonian Castle (1849-55). Washington, DC. Style: Gothic Revival & Romanesque. Architect: James Renwick, Jr.. On National Register.Gothic Revival & Romanesque facade of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Towers of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
North entrance facade of Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall. Washington, DC.Statue of Joseph Henry first Secretary of Smithsonian Institution at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Smithsonian Building - The Castle. Washington, DC.Smithsonian Building - The Castle. Washington, DC.
North entrance facade of Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall. Washington, DC.Statue of Joseph Henry (1797-1878) first Secretary of Smithsonian Institution at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Smithsonian Building - The Castle (1855). Washington, DC. Architect: James Renwick. On National Register.Smithsonian Building - The Castle's many spires. Washington, DC. Architect: James Renwick.
Smithsonian Building - The Castle. Washington, DC.Domed structure on grounds of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Rose in garden of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Architecture & decoration in Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian Building's Romanesque style. Washington, DC. Architect: James Renwick.Domed structure on grounds of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Rose in garden of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Architecture & decoration in Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Photo of Abraham Lincoln & Major General George McClellan by Alexander Gardner at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Photo of Abraham Lincoln Thomas LeMere of Mathew Brady Studio at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln campaign buttons at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Stereoviewers at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Photo of Abraham Lincoln & Major General George McClellan (Oct., 1862) by Alexander Gardner at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Photo of Abraham Lincoln (1863) Thomas LeMere of Mathew Brady Studio at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln campaign buttons (1860 & 1864) at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Stereoviewers at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
The Rush Porcelain made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.The Rush Porcelain plate showing Capitol in Washington made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.The Rush Porcelain plate showing U.S. Bank made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany fall front desk by Donn & Co. of Washington at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
The Rush Porcelain (c1847-9) made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.The Rush Porcelain plate showing Capitol in Washington (c1847-9) made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.The Rush Porcelain plate showing U.S. Bank (c1847-9) made by Rihouet of Paris at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany fall front desk (c1835-40) by Donn & Co. of Washington at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Rosewood arm chair by Moore & Campion of Philadelphia at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany arm chair which belonged to Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Ceiling of wing of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Ceiling of wing of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Rosewood arm chair (c1860) by Moore & Campion of Philadelphia at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany arm chair (c1860) which belonged to Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Ceiling of wing of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Ceiling of wing of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Model of Concorde supersonic aircraft at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Fragments of Airship Hindenburg at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Picture frame by Hector Guimard with image of the French architect at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Cast iron door plate from Guarantee Building, Buffalo, NY by Louis Henry Sullivan at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Model of Concorde supersonic aircraft at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Fragments of Airship Hindenburg (1937) at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Picture frame (1907) by Hector Guimard with image of the French architect at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Cast iron door plate (c1895) from Guarantee Building, Buffalo, NY by Louis Henry Sullivan at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.
Terra cotta spandrel panels from Western Methodist Book Concern Building, Chicago, IL, by Harry Bergen Wheelock, architect at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Porcelain reproductions of place setting from Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Arts & Industries Building of Smithsonian. Washington, DC.
Terra cotta spandrel panels from Western Methodist Book Concern Building, Chicago, IL, by Harry Bergen Wheelock, architect at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Porcelain reproductions (1966) of place setting from Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan(1922) by Frank Lloyd Wright at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Arts & Industries Building (1879-81). Washington, DC. Architect: Cluss & Schulze + Montgomery C. Meigs. On National Register.

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