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The structural marble dome of the Rhode Island State House was the largest in the country when it was completed at the turn of the century. It is currently the fourth largest self-supporting dome in the world. The decision about the size of the dome was made in 1899 by the State House Commission in order to exceed that of the Minnesota Capitol Building's dome, which was being erected at the time. Atop the dome is George T. Brewster's statue "Hope," commonly known as "The Independent Man."

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Role

Sculptor

Building Style

Neoclassical

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhdoe Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith Street

Keywords

dome; state capitol; state house; rhode island; providence; independent man; public art;

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