The Smithsonian Building ("The Castle")--page 2 (of two pages)

James Renwick

The south side


The south side entrance

Entrances are generally marked by towers, but no tower on the facade is the same. Although the building is usually classified as Gothic Revival in style, it is closer to Romanesque, or what is sometimes called the international Rundbogenstil--the round arch style.

The "chapel"

This wing off the main building resembles a chapel. It has served in the past as an exhibit area, then a library, and today is an art gallery and restaurant.

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