Query: Building
Building Files
Dates:
circa 1960-2000
Size:
24.5 cu. ft. (49 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were compiled by the Office of …

Loading...
in Accession 09-007 for Building
Building Files
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references to other materials in the collection. Buildings …

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in Accession 06-225 for Building
Construction Records
Dates:
1905-1909
Size:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were sampled from a larger body of records related to construction of the National Museum Building (now the Natural History Building) between 1903 and 1911.

Loading...
in Record Unit 187 for Building
Records
Dates:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 562
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical …

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in Record Unit 562 for Building
National Museum Building Construction Records
Dates:
1890, 1901-1916, 1923
Size:
6.1 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 79
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 80, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erected for the Departments …

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in Record Unit 79 for Building
National Museum Building Construction Records
Dates:
1902-1909, 1917-1919, 1928-1929
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 80
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 79, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erected for the Departments …

Loading...
in Record Unit 80 for Building
Smithsonian Building Architectural Drawings
Dates:
Undated
Size:
1 oversize folder.
Collection ID:
Accession 85-097
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two drawings: (1) cross section of center and east range of the Smithsonian building and (2) plan of west end of main hall of the Smithsonian building.

Loading...
in Accession 85-097 for Building
Paintings of Smithsonian Buildings
Dates:
1878 and undated
Size:
3 framed paintings.
Collection ID:
Accession 85-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three paintings: two of the Arts & Industries Building (Interior and Exterior); one of a proposed additional building to compliment the Arts & Industries Building, but never built, circa 1885. The paintings have Smithsonian Furnishings Catalogue numbers issued by J. M. Goode.

Loading...
in Accession 85-106 for Building
Records
Dates:
1899-1958
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 565
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, estimates, and drawings concerning various aspects of the Smithsonian physical plant, with emphasis on early electrical, heating, and ventilating systems in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National …

Loading...
in Record Unit 565 for Building
Building Records
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Weldon N. Rawley, Superintendent, documenting the construction design and details of the roof of Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) and of the typical and special exhibition cases found in the building. Materials include glass negatives.

Loading...
in Accession 02-085 for Building