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Date

January 1989

Description

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

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 88, 171. Jordy, William H. Buildings of Rhode Island. Oxford, 2004, pp. 51.

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Architectural firm

Building Type

Skyscraper

Building Style

Neoclassical

Themes

Historic Buildings

Subject Headings

Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Skyscrapers -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

62 Dorrance Street

Keywords

skyscrapers, banks, historic buildings, financial district, downtown

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