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State House


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In this aerial, the Rhode Island State House is seen. This magnificent building was designed by McKim, Mead and White between 1891 and 1902. This impressive building is located on Smith Street. William H. Jordy considers the State House to be “a key monument of the American Renaissance”.


Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 107-109.

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island (Providence, 2004), 122-124.


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Subject Headings

Urban development-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Aerial photography in city planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

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Street Address

90 Smith St.


aerial; state house;