Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Inscription. Fleur-De-Lys Studio
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark
This building possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America
National Park Services
United States Department of the Interior
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. Fleur-De-Lys Studio Marker
Erected 1992 by National Park Services.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (a few steps from 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); Shakespeare's Head (about 300 feet away); First Town House of Providence (about 300 feet away); The Meeting Street School (about 400 feet away); The Moshassuck River (about 500 feet away); Court and State House (about 500 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 painting, sculpture and architecture occupy the gable. The interior contains individual studios and boasts relief sculptures on the stucco plaster walls. Two of the studios are two story spaces with the larger enhanced by a balcony as well as richly detailed fireplace wall. Owned by the Providence Art Club, the Fleur de Lys Studio is still in use by working artists. (Submitted on July 25, 2012.)
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Fleur-De-Lys Studio
Sydney Burleigh Studio
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
3. Fleur-De-Lys Studio Marker
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 535 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.