Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Old Stone Bank, Providence, RI

Allen Spetnagel, "Old Stone Bank," charcoal on paper, 1999.

"A low, gold-leaf-and-copper dome sits atop a low octagonal drum with parapet, centered on the low-hip roof."
-from Woodward and Sanderson, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources, Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Old Stone Bank, Providence, RI


Allen Spetnagel, "Old Stone Bank," charcoal on paper, 1999.

"The Providence Institution for Savings (incorporated 1819) erected the northernmost portion of this structure as its headquarters in 1854: the original structure, built of granite, was 1-story high with a pedimented center entrance .  In 1898, the bank incorporated this portion into the present structure, a suave, grey-granite, American Renaissance structure with a colossal Corinthian portico centered on the 3-bay facade."
-from Woodward and Sanderson, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources, Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986.

Saturday, September 28, 2019