Providence State House
A favorite subject of mine. Built during 1795-1904, it’s the fourth largest self-supporting dome in the world, and the second largest marble dome in the world (losing that distinction to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome).
This building is featured in several movies, most notably as representing the US Capitol Building in the movie “Amistad.”
Also of interest, it was one of the first public buildings to use electricity.
The statue at the top is called the Independent Man. It’s a bronze statue covered in gold leaf, and is meant to represent the independent spirit of Roger Williams, who fled Boston to found Rhode Island in search of religious freedom from the Quakers.