Providence County Courthouse

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Providence County Courthouse
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General information
Type Municipal
Location 250 Benefit Street,
Providence, RI 02903, United States
Coordinates 41°49′31.76″N 71°24′24.84″W / 41.8254889°N 71.4069000°W / 41.8254889; -71.4069000Coordinates: 41°49′31.76″N 71°24′24.84″W / 41.8254889°N 71.4069000°W / 41.8254889; -71.4069000
Construction started 1926
Completed 1930
Height
Roof 216 ft (66 m)
Technical details
Floor count 7
Design and construction
Architect Jackson, Robertson & Adams

The Providence County Courthouse (also known as the Frank Licht Judicial Complex) is a Georgian-styled building in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. At a height of 216 ft (66 m), it is the 11th-tallest building in the city.

Architectural historian McKenzie Woodward lauds the building for its contextualism, which defers in its design to the buildings surrounding. Woodward also commends the fragmentation of the building's large mass into "visually digestible units".[1] The Rhode Island Supreme Court and Providence Superior County Court are located within the building.

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  1. ^ Woodward, Wm McKenzie. Guide to Providence Architecture. 1st ed. United States: 2003. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X. p. 157.

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