Photographer/Creator

Stone, Carpenter & Willson

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Description

The building looks like a skyscraper due to its slender massing. The client for this building was bank president Marsden J. Perry. Building was built by architects Stone, Carpenter & Willson. A 12-story, brick and stone sheathed, steel frame office building. Finished with a melange Renaissance and late Georgian Revival detailing. Corinthian column entrance, bas-relief figures of an Indian and a Puritan, carved by Daniel Chester French, recline on their elbows. First skyscraper in Providence to use the classical base-shaft-capital organization for tall buildings. Refurbished in 1981, additions and renovations were made in 1920, 1928, and in 1964. Greater Providence Trust Company acquired the building in 1982 for use of its banking headquarters and undertook careful restoration of this historic structure.

Notes

Wm. McKenzie Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (s.l., 2003) p. 86, 171

William H. Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island, (2004), p. 51.

Creator 2 Role

Architectural firm

Building Style

Beaux-Arts

Subject Headings

Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Architecture -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

62 Dorrance St.

Keywords

Union Trust Co Building; Providence; architecture;

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