Roy's Postcards: 1983/11/05
I visited the Smithsonian Institution today. The only exhibit there was on the planning of the Capitol-Mall area, since the remainder of the building is used for administration. Yet the building is an outstanding feature of the Mall.
The original Smithsonian Institution building, the "red castle on the Mall", was designed by James Renwick and has served as headquarters for the world-wide activities of the Smithsonian since 1849. Originally housing a museum, lecture hall, art gallery, laboratories, offices and living quarters for officials, it has become the administration center of the Institution.
It's only a model.
See also: smithsonian
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