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Patent Office Building - South Hall Foyer

Patent Office Building - South Hall Foyer

Photograph of illustration by Cluss & Schulze Architects; Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Institution

Illustration of the "South Hall foyer" or "Great Hall" inside the Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C., about 1887. The Patent Office Building later became the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, housing the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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