Providence Telephone Building

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Providence Telephone Company
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Providence Telephone Building is located in Rhode Island
Providence Telephone Building
Providence Telephone Building is located in the US
Providence Telephone Building
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′24″N 71°24′49″W / 41.82333°N 71.41361°W / 41.82333; -71.41361Coordinates: 41°49′24″N 71°24′49″W / 41.82333°N 71.41361°W / 41.82333; -71.41361
Built 1893
Architect Stone, Carpenter & Willson
Architectural style Early Commercial, Renaissance
Part of Downtown Providence Historic District (#84001967)
NRHP reference # 83000002 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 4, 1983
Designated CP February 10, 1984

The Providence Telephone Company is an historic commercial building at 110-116 Union Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Now a five-story brick, stone, and terracotta structure, it was built with three stories in 1893 to a design by Stone, Carpenter & Willson. The street level facade is limestone, with a three-part entrance bay and two smaller flanking bays. The entrance bay is partititoned by Ionic columns, and the smaller outer bays are flanked by Corinthian columns. A complex entablature of grotesquework separates the second and third floors. The fourth and fifth floors, added in 1906, are more simply treated, with a simple parapet at the top. The Providence Telephone Company, incorporated in 1880, occupied this building from its construction until 1917, by which time its rapid growth had outgrown the building's capacity.[2]

Building Details

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Providence Telephone Building" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-26.