The “Independent Man” statue, which was erected on the top of the Rhode Island State House in 1899, was removed in 1975 for repairs and to receive a new coat of gold leaf. It was returned in the summer of 1976, and was the only time it left it’s “post” thus far.
Architecture - Monuments - Sculpture - Rhode Island - Providence;
United States of America
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"Independent Man Statue, State House" (1978). Smolski Images. 212.