Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photograph; Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Fourth, or last, in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., going from left to right (west to east). See Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-B, 61686-C. See James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," for the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, see pages 412-414; for the Metropolitan Hotel, pages 173-175; and for the Metropolitan Methodist Church, pages 203-204.
Fourth in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right (west to east), taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. In the foreground are trees on the Mall. Immediately behind is the long roof of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad train shed. At the end of the train shed is the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station. Behind it and to the left, the white building is the Metropolitan Hotel (also known as Brown's Hotel) at Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W, ca. 1805, remodeled and enlarged 1820 and 1850, and razed in 1935. The church with the tall spire is the Metropolitan Methodist Church (erected in 1854 and razed 1935-1936) at C Street and John Marshall Place. The United States Capitol is to the right.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10