Slide Title

State Capitol

Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 5-8-1985

Description

This State House opened in 1901. The Rhode Island State House is the product of an elaborate competition. Its design came from McKim, Mead and White’s office contemporaneously with the firm’s Beaux-Arts classical work for the World’s Columbian Exposition, and the rather unelaborated plans for the integration of the new State House with the central city were among the first applications of the ideals essayed in the “White City.” Programmatically, the building follows the established dome capitol scheme with legislative chambers to either side.

Notes

see Wm. McKenzie Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (s.l., 2003) pp. 107-109.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

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

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial; state capitol;

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