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Exterior view of Providence City Hall with Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Providence, R.I.

Description

A view of the front façade of the City Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. Samuel J. F. Thayer designed the five-story granite building in the Second Empire style. The cornerstone was laid on June 24, 1875, and the building was dedicated on November 14, 1878. Sculptor Randolph Rogers created the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which was dedicated on September 16, 1871. A number of bicycles lean against the fence surrounding the monument. Several pedestrians cross Exchange Place, later renamed Kennedy Plaza.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1880s-1910s
Physical Description
1 copy print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000492
AccessID: 669
Other identifier: HNEDID-000492
GUSN
195335
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USRI.0360.0060.001

Record details

Other People
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892
Thayer, Samuel J. F., 1842-1893
Other Organizations
Providence (R.I.)
Descriptive Terms
Second Empire
bicycles
city halls
exterior views
government
public buildings
soldiers' monuments
squares (open spaces)
war memorials
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Dorrance Street (Providence, R.I.)
Exchange Place (Providence, R.I.)
Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Providence, R.I.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments
Places
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Places (Buildings)
City Hall (Providence, R.I.)
Location Note
[Reference copy:] Geo.: Large: Rhode Island: Providence: Unmounted/Modern

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