Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
McKim, Mead & White

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Date

6-1-1978

Description

Aerial image of downtown Providence featuring the Rhode Island State House at the center. 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, and ornate interior decorations.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003. 107-109.

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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

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial views -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Cluster housing; Metropolitan areas -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

82 Smith St

Keywords

aerial, 'Providence, RI', capital city, State House, Providence downtown, downtown, neoclassicism

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