Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski
McKim, Mead & White

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Date

January 1987

Description

The Rhode Island State House is made up of 327,000 cubic feet of white Georgia marble, 15 million bricks, and 1,309 short tons of iron floor beams. The dome is currently the fourth largest self-supporting stone dome in the world. The building’s Beaux-Arts design came from the McKim, Mead & White’s office contemporaneous to the “White City” look of the World’s Columbian Expositionin Chicago. The State House contains magnificent Neo-Renaissance interiors by Stanford White. It is the jewel in the crown that is the Capital Center.

Notes

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

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1893

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Style

Beaux Arts Neo-Renaissance

Themes

Historic buildings

Subject Headings

Rhode Island State House (Providence RI); Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith St. from Congdon St.

Keywords

state house, historic buildings, Capital Center

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