Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1987

Description

The newly built Providence Station and State House from Canal St. The lighting on the State House's dome (fourth largest self-supporing dome in the world) is well-showcased here. There is a reflecting the glow of the sunset and of its own bright illuminated white marble that surveys the land that surrounds it. This photograph takes place soon after the completion of Providence Station, whose dome may be smaller and less-illuminating, but deliberately compliments its nearby partner.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William Mckenzie. PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003, pp. 107-109, 303-304. Fisher, Thomas. "Past Progressives: Providence Train Station, SOM." Hanley Wood Media, Inc., 16 Feb. 2010, www.architectmagazine.com/design/buildings/past-progressives-providence-train-station-som_o. Accessed 12 Dec. 2016. Heppner, Frank. "Railroads of Rhode Island." The History Press, 2012, pp. 186.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1893

Creator 2 Role

Architects (State House)

Creator 3 Dates

1986

Creator 3 Role

Architect (Providence Station)

Themes

Urban Renewal

Subject Headings

Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island – Providence; Rhode Island State House (Providence, RI); Providence Station (Providence, RI)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Canal St

Keywords

Providence Station, state house, night scene, railroads

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