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|Architect||McKim, Mead, and White|
|Location||Providence, Rhode Island map|
|Date||1895 to 1903 timeline|
|Building Type||government center|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
|Discussion||Rhode Island State Capitol Commentary
"The McKim, Mead & White winning entry presented a monumentally classical building with a solidity, appropriate centrality and articulation, though not extreme, of the different internal spaces. The commission cited the 'artistic effect and practical arrangement... The building is monumental in character and of a classic type, as most closely associated with the best civic examples.' Clearly the favorite entry, the design was...described as 'a splendid example of composition, according to the purest ideas of Renaissance.' "
Richard Guy Wilson. McKim, Mead & White Architects. New York: Rizzoli, 1983. p167.
Sources on Rhode Island State Capitol
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. repetitive to unique diagram, p168. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
McKim, Mead, & White. The Architecture of McKim, Mead, & White in Photographs, Plans, and Elevations. New York: Dover Publications, 1990. ISBN 0-486-26556-0. LC 90-43684. NA737.M4A4. photo of main facade, plate 186. lower floor plan drawing, plate 183.
Richard Guy Wilson. McKim, Mead and White, Architects. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. NA737.M4W54. ISBN 0-8478-0491-7. LC 83-4534. plan for the gounds and approaches, f224, p170. Exterior photo of Building, f218, p162. Interior photo of main hall, f221, p166.
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