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Smithsonian Castle

Identification

Smithsonian Castle
239308

Map

Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
sandstone
applied masonry
dark red
romanesque revival

Usages

museum
institutional office

Facts

  • The building was designed as a hybrid of Gothic and Romanesque styles; this is most evident in the combined arched/pointed windows and the shape of the towers.
  • During the Civil War, the high turret on the building's front was used as a watchtower.

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Location

1000 Jefferson Drive SW
1000 Jefferson Drive SW
20560
Washington
District of Columbia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

4
1847
1855

Involved Companies

James Renwick, Jr.

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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