Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
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); 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 Artillery (about 300 feet away); The 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 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.)
Additional keywords. Sydney Burleigh Studio
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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