Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Erected 1992 by National Park Services.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
Location. 41° 49.66′ N, 71° 24.519′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Thomas Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Thomas Street, Providence RI 02906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church in America 375th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Steeple Street Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Providence Marine Corps of ArtilleryThe Boys of Adams' Battery "G" (about 300 feet away); Shakespeare's Head (about 300 feet away); State Arsenal 20th Century Wars Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Also see . . . Historic American Buildings Survey Record for the Fleur-De-Lys Studio: Statement of Significance. The Fleur de Lys Studio, in Providence, Rhode Island was built in 1885. Designed by Sydney Burleigh, an artist and Edmund Wilson, a Beaux Arts trained architect, it is one of the most distinguished examples of a building designed specifically for use as artists studios. The design was inspired by the half timbered stucco houses, such as those of Chester, England and was encouraged by the Arts and Crafts movement. A significant feature of the building is the facade. It was conceived as a giant reredos on which artists Burleigh and John C. Aldrich displayed an exuberant freedom in creating symbols and signs. Growing in intensity from the bottom to the top, seagulls, flowers and proto-Art-Nouveau swirls appear at street level. Shields, letters, and heads fill the middle section and large gowned pre-Raphaelite figures representing (Submitted on July 25, 2012.)
Additional keywords. Sydney Burleigh Studio
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