Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

11-1-1979

Description

Downtown Providence featuring the Rhode Island State House at the center. The Rhode Island State House was built in 1904, designed by McKim, Mead & White. The building's self-supporting marble dome is the fourth-largest of its kind in the world. The State House's design follows a Classical and Renaissance style, and features several expansive skylights, Renaissance-inspired ceilings, and ornate interior decorations. Here we see it at sunset, with an odd orange glow upon the usual stark white of its being.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003, pp. 107-109.

Creator 2 Dates

1904

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Type

State House

Building Style

Neoclassical

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Rhode Island State House (Providence, RI); Renaissance revival (Architecture); Architecture, Classical; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Sun -- Rising and setting

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

82 Smith St

Keywords

Providence downtown, capitol, cityscape, skyline, skyscraper

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