The Rhode Island State House is made up of 327,000 cubic feet (9,300 m3) of white Georgia marble, 15 million bricks, and 1,309 short tons (1,188 t) of iron floor beams (wikipedia). 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 Exposition (1893) in Chicago. The State House contains magnificent Neo-Renaissance interiors by Stanford White. It is the jewel in the crown that is the Capital Center.
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Beaux Arts Neo-Renaissance
Rhode Island State House (Providence R.I.); Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Capital Center (Providence, R.I.)
United States of America
90 Smith St. from Congdon St.
Smolski, Chet and McKim, Mead & White, "Rhode Island State House from Prospect Terrace Park" (1985). Smolski Images. 86.