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The Lauderdale building was designed by Stone, Carpenter & Willson and constructed in 1894. The design received national attention when it published June 30, 1894 in American Architect and Building News, which made mention of it's "fireproof" construction and the first story and cornice's use of polished dark Quincy granite.


Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William M. K. Woodward. Buildings of Rhode Island. Oxford: New York, 2004. 51. Print. Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003. 85. Print.


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Creator 2 Role


Building Type

Office building

Building Style

Renaissance Revival


Urban Development

Subject Headings

Renaissance revival (Architecture) -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Aerial views -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Metropolitan areas -- Providence -- Rhode Island; Building, Fireproof -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name


Street Address

144 Westminster St.


downtown, Providence downtown, architecture, renaissance revival, office space, aerial