C100 Press Release Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden Declared Historically Significant

Kate Perry

The DC Historic Preservation Review Board has unanimously approved the application by the Committee of 100 on the Federal City for local landmark designation of the “Quadrangle Historic District” that abuts the Smithsonian Castle and includes the Enid Haupt Garden, the Renwick Gates, and the entrance pavilions to the Sackler Gallery, the Museum of African Art, and the Ripley Center.  The Smithsonian is considering a plan that would demolish all of these structures.