Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski
McKim, Mead & White

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Date

1-1-1985

Description

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.

Notes

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 107. Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island (Oxford, 2004), 122-4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_State_House http://www.cupola.com/html/bldgstru/statecap/cap09.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_White

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Type

Capitol

Building Style

Beaux Arts Neo-Renaissance

Themes

City Beautiful

Subject Headings

Rhode Island State House (Providence R.I.); Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Capital Center (Providence, R.I.)

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith St. from Congdon St.

Keywords

State House, Prospect Terrace Park, Capital Center

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