Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library

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Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library
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Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library is located in Rhode Island
Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′46″N 71°23′50″W / 41.84611°N 71.39722°W / 41.84611; -71.39722Coordinates: 41°50′46″N 71°23′50″W / 41.84611°N 71.39722°W / 41.84611; -71.39722
Built 1930
Architect Howe, Wallis E.; Purington, O.D., and Co.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Branch Buildings of Providence Public Library MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000215[1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1998

The Rochambeau Library—Providence Community Library is an historic public library building at 708 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a single-story brick structure with limestone trim, designed by Wallis E. Howe and built in 1930. It has a symmetrical main facade, with the entrance in the center, sheltered by a porch supported by fluted Corinthian columns. The flanking bays are pavilions with gable fronts.[2] A modern two-level addition with a glass front has been made to the north side of the building.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 

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