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List of Famous Providence Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Providence skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Providence architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Providence are included on this list. Information about these Providence buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Providence and older historic landmarks.

List features buildings like Moses Brown School, Lapham Institute and more!

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Providence?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Providence. Famous architectural houses within the city of Providence are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    50 Kennedy Plaza

    50 Kennedy Plaza is a Postmodern skyscraper in Providence, Rhode Island. At a height of 285 ft, it is currently the sixth-tallest building in the city and state. The building is named for Kennedy Plaza. Built by Gilbane Building Company, notable occupants with headquarters in the building include Fortune 1000 company Nortek, Inc. and private equity firm Providence Equity Partners. Its exterior façade is done in "granite framing green-reflective-glass side elevations". Its location, sandwiched between the 125 m One Financial Center and the 130 m Bank of America Tower, ostensibly detracts from its height with architectural historian Wᵐ Woodward calling it, "a trifle too low for the site",...  more
    • City/Town: Rhode Island, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1985
  • All Saints Memorial Church is an historic Episcopal church at 674 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The current church building, a large brownstone structure with a flat-topped tower, was designed by architect Edward Tuckerman Potter in a Gothic, Tudor Revival style, and built from 1869-1872. It is the largest Episcopal church building in the state, and its only known Potter-designed church. The accompanying parish house is a Tudor Revival structure designed by Gorham Henshaw and built in 1909. The church building added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980....  more
    • City/Town: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1869
    • Style: Tudor Revival architecture, Gothic architecture
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    American Street School

    The America Street School was an historic school at 22 America Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The school was a two-story brick structure, built in 1905 to a design by Frederick H. Field. It housed ten classrooms, and was one of four similarly-sized schools built by the city between 1887 and 1916. The building served the city as a school until 1955, and was used for a time thereafter as a meeting place for a local branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It was listed as one of the "Ten Most Endangered Properties" by the Providence Preservation Society in 1995, and was demolished in 1996....  more
    • City/Town: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1905
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    Arnold-Palmer House

    The Arnold-Palmer House is an historic house at 33 Chestnut Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The Federal style house built in 1826 at a location on upper Westminster Street, where it was one of four nearly identical houses whose design was attributed to prominent local architect John Holden Greene by preservationist Norman Isham. This house is the only one of the four still standing, having been moved to its present location in 1967 as part of the Weybosset Hill urban redevelopment project. The house is a brick structure, two stories high and five bays wide, with a hip roof topped by a small monitor. It has four chimneys rising from its exterior side walls. Its center entry is flanked by...  more
    • City/Town: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1826
    • Style: Federal architecture