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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rhode Island State House

Inscription near the dome

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 15, 1998
1. Rhode Island State House Marker
Inscription.  To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty in religious concernments
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 41° 49.87′ N, 71° 24.894′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Smith Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Smith Street, Providence RI 02904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Snowtown Riot 1831 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seasonal Gathering (approx. 0.2 miles away); Witness to History (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gabriel Bernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Place for Your Ideas (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Shelter for Persons Distressed (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wellspring of Providence (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Regarding Rhode Island State House. State Capitol
Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1891-92 of white Georgian marble. Considered to have the fourth
Rhode Island State House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 1998
2. Rhode Island State House
largest self-supported marble dome in the world. (The other three are St Peter's Basilica, the Minnesota State Capitol and the Taj Mahal). Important architectural landmark. Building contains original Rhode Island Charter of 1663, and historic portrait of George Washington by Rhode Island native, Gilbert Stuart. Many Rhode Island treasures and battle flags on display. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Rhode Island State House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Rhode Island State House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 1998
3. Rhode Island State House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 26, 2020