Women visit the Corcoran Gallery of Art around the turn of the century. Historic preservationists in D.C. are trying to get the interior of the museum deemed a historic landmark.
Local preservationists want the District to declare the interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's 1897 headquarters a local architectural landmark.
The move by the DC Preservation League is seen as a way to protect the building from change by any private developer that may buy the property from the cash-strapped Corcoran. Corcoran officials have said they might move the museum elsewhere and sell the building located near the White House, as the Washington Post first reported earlier this year.
The property was designated a national historic landmark in 1992, but that does not prevent the owner from making major internal changes. The city's historic preservation board will decide whether or not to landmark the building's interior after reviewing the DC Preservation League's proposal, inspecting the space and holding a public hearing.
Museum officials have not commented on the proposal, which could lower the asking price for the building, as the Washington Post reports. The filing of the amended landmark nomination to include the building's interior will preclude any construction on the building until the Historic Preservation Review Board makes a determination.
Check out photos of the Corcoran Gallery's interior through the ages in the gallery below.
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