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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

[Reference copy:] Geo.: Large: Rhode Island: Providence: Unmounted/Modern

GUSN

GUSN-195335

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

war memorials
soldiers' monuments
squares (open spaces)
Second Empire
city halls
exterior views
bicycles
public buildings
government
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000492
AccessID 669
Other identifier HNEDID-000492

Physical Description

1 copy print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USRI.0360.0060.001

Date Notes

1880s-1910s

Places

Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs

Other People

Thayer, Samuel J. F., 1842-1893
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892

Other Organizations

Providence (R.I.)

Subjects

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
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

[Reference copy:] Geo.: Large: Rhode Island: Providence: Unmounted/Modern