March 25, 1969

The Renwick Gallery is added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Gallery building, designed by architect James Renwick, originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art and later the U.S. Court of Claims.

This is a view of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art in the 19th century. Statues by Moses Ezekiel are in niches on the main facade, the outer niches are missing statues, awnings are on street-level windows. The Corcoran was later relocated, and in 1972 the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gained additional gallery space with the acquisition of the building now called the Renwick Gallery

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 26 March 2012
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