Providence Athenaeum

Providence Athenaeum information

Location
Providence , USA
Address
251 Benefit St
Telephone
+1 401 421 6970
More information
www.providenceathenaeum.org
Opening hours
9am-7pm Mon-Thu, to 5pm Fri & Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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One of the most prominent buildings on Benefit St, the Greek Revival Providence Athenaeum was designed by William Strickland and completed in 1838. This is a library of the old school, with plaster busts and oil paintings filling in spaces not occupied by books. Edgar Allen Poe used to court ladies here. Pick up a brochure for a self-guided Raven Tour of the building's artwork and architecture.