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The pillars of the Renwick Gates...

 
 
The pillars of the Renwick Gates... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
1. The pillars of the Renwick Gates... Marker
Inscription.

The pillars of the Renwick Gates were based on this 1849 drawing by James Renwick Jr., the architect of the Smithsonian Castle. They were constructed in the 1980s from the same kind of sandstone that was used to build the Castle.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

 
Erected by Smithsonian Gardens.
 
Location. 38° 53.276′ N, 77° 1.553′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Independence Avenue Southwest 0.2 miles west of 7th Street SW. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yinka Shonibare MBE (a few steps from this marker); Constantine L. Seferlis (a few steps from this marker); The Parterre (a few steps from this marker); Enid A. Haupt Garden (a few steps from this marker); Spencer Fullerton Baird (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Downing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
The pillars of the Renwick Gates... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
2. The pillars of the Renwick Gates... Marker
also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); "Nature is my religion." -- Enid A. Haupt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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