Elizabeth Building

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Elizabeth Building
Elizabeth Building Prov.jpg
Elizabeth Building is located in Rhode Island
Elizabeth Building
Elizabeth Building is located in the US
Elizabeth Building
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′41″N 71°24′38″W / 41.82806°N 71.41056°W / 41.82806; -71.41056Coordinates: 41°49′41″N 71°24′38″W / 41.82806°N 71.41056°W / 41.82806; -71.41056
Built 1872
Architect Alfred Stone
Architectural style Italianate
Part of College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
NRHP Reference # 71000034 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 5, 1971
Designated NHLDCP November 10, 1970

The Elizabeth Building is a historic commercial building at 100 North Main Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The five-story masonry building was built in 1872 for noted local developer Rufus Waterman. The building was designed by Alfred Stone[2] and is one of Providence's few surviving commercial buildings with a cast iron facade. The facade is five bays wide, the bays separated by engaged Corinthian columns, with each floor separated from the next by an entablature with bracketed frieze. The outer bays have paired windows, while the three inner bays have larger sash windows. The decorative elements of the main facade are continued for a bay with paired windows on the left side elevation.[3]

The Elizabeth Building was formerly accompanied by another building by Stone. This building, the Gilbert Congdon & Co. (Congdon & Carpenter) Building, was built in 1869 directly to the east, at Canal and Elizabeth Streets.[4][5] Now demolished, it was similar to the still-standing Owen Building of 1866.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Wm. McKenzie. Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources. 1986.
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Elizabeth Building" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  4. ^ King, Moses. King's Pocket-Book of Providence, R.I. 1882.
  5. ^ Greene, Welcome Arnold. The Providence Plantations for 250 Years. 1886.