Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
McKim, Mead & White

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Date

11-1-1979

Description

The Rhode Island State House was built in 1904, designed by McKim, Mead & White. The building's self-supporting marble dome is the fourth-largest of its kind in the world, following after only the Taj Mahal, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Minnesota State Capital. The inside of the dome features an elaborate mural depicting much of Rhode Island's origins. The State House's design follows a Classical and Renaissance style, and features several expansive skylights, Renaissance-inspired ceilings, ornate interior decorations, and more.

Notes

Woodward, William M. K. Pps/aiari Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003.107-109. Print.

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Type

State House

Building Style

Neoclassical

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

82 Smith St

Keywords

capital city, State House, Providence downtown, downtown, neoclassicism

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