Awesome Photo of 1865 Haymarket in Washington Faces & Places of Yesterday Thu Jul 11th, 2013 2 Comments What an awesome photograph from the Civil War. This shows a haymarket, with (what I believe to be) the Smithsonian in the background. If I’m mistaken, please let me know what those buildings are. haymarket in Washington, DC Source: Library of Congress Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1860s, The Civil War Amazon.com Widgets Anne Great pic! Check out http://www.si.edu/oahp/sibtour/ to see various pictures of the inside of the castle – some from around the same time period. Ryan You’re right that that is the Smithsonian Castle behind the market and even better, the photo shows the damage to the building from its 1865 fire!