William Wilson Corcoran's home on H Street on Lafayette Square, Washington, DC

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Where: District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

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Creator: Gruber, Martin A

Type: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1919
    C. 1920-1924

Topic: Buildings

Local number: SIA RU007355 [SIA2010-1952]

Summary: The house was torn down in the 1920s or 1930s to make way for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Cite as: RU007355 - Martin A. Gruber Photograph Collection, 1919-1924, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Place: Washington (D.C.)

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Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

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    Smithsonian Institution

    • 30/Aug/2010 17:06:45

    We're looking for your help! Please help us identify the location in this photograph in the comments below.

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    MarisaBJR

    • 31/Aug/2010 17:36:26

    This is William Wilson Corcoran's home on H Street on Lafayette Square. Corcoran was a prominent Washington banker and philanthropist who found the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He purchased the house from Daniel Webster in the late 1840s and lived there until his death in 1888. Corcoran commissioned James Renwick design an addition to the house to accomodate his growing art collection in the 1850s - later Renwick designed Corcoran's art gallery on Pennsylvania Avenue (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery). The house was torn down in the 1920s or 1930s to make way for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

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    George

    • 31/Aug/2010 20:43:57

    Woo! Go, Marisa!

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    Smithsonian Institution

    • 23/Sep/2010 14:09:57

    The title and summary have been updated! Susannah Smithsonian Institution Archives