Talk:Old State House (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Confusion[edit]

There is a different Old State House in Providence that was listed on the National Register in 1970. The one listed was at 90 Smith Street, which per google maps is about .4 miles away from 150 Benefit Street. Both of these are different than the Old Colony House, in Newport, which also served as a state house.

Here is its NRHP infobox:

Rhode Island Statehouse
Location 90 Smith St., Providence, Rhode Island
Built 1895
Architect McKim,Meade & White
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000002[1]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1970

I don't know if that suggests the info in this article about the 150 Benefit Street house is then wrong, or not. doncram (talk) 02:03, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

  • The State House on Smith Street built by McKim, Meade & White is the current Rhode Island State House, built from 1895-1901. This Old State House is the previous one dating back to colonial times. I believe the source said it was on the National Register, but it could be mistaken.
  • I think its listed as the 6th District Court HouseSwampyank (talk) 02:21, 29 April 2008 (UTC)