Rhode Island State Capitol, Providence Photos

Until 1900 the Rhode Island legislature alternated between the Old Colony House in Newport & the old Capitol in Providence. The domed capitol, built 1896 to 1904, was used from 1900 onward. Designed by McKim, Mead & White, the dome is one of only four marble domes in the world. The statue on the dome represents the Independent Man, looks out from 235 feet above ground.

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Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Front stairs of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Gold statue of Independent Man with spear & anchor on dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Detail of world's second largest marble dome on Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Rhode Island State House (1904). Providence, RI. Architect: McKim, Mead & White.Front stairs of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Gold statue of Independent Man with spear & anchor on dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Detail of world's second largest marble dome on Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Entry facade of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Statue of Mathew Perry on grounds of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.View of dome & facade of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Rotunda of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Entry facade of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Statue of Mathew Perry on grounds of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.View of dome & facade of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Rotunda of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Interior of Dome on Rhode Island State House, second largest marble dome surpassed only by St. Peters in Rome. Providence, RI.Lamp stand in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to justice in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to education in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Interior of Dome on Rhode Island State House, second largest marble dome surpassed only by St. Peters in Rome. Providence, RI.Lamp stand in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to justice in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to education in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Mural to commerce in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to literature in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.House chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Clock with two eagles in House chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Mural to commerce in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Mural to literature in dome of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.House chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Clock with two eagles in House chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Speakers chair in Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Murals in Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Speakers chair in Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Murals in Senate chamber of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Ceiling of State Reception Room in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart , a Rhode Island native, in the State Reception Room of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Ceiling of State Reception Room in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart (1802), a Rhode Island native, in the State Reception Room of Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.
Department of Transportation Building opposite State House on Capitol Hill. Providence, RI.Colony House later Rhode Island State House. Newport, RI.

Department of Transportation Building opposite State House on Capitol Hill. Providence, RI.Colony House (1734-76) later Rhode Island State House (1776-1900). Newport, RI. Style: Georgian. Architect: Richard Munday. On National Register.


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