Rhode Island State House
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Prospect Terrace Park
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Lonely Planet review
Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1904, the Rhode Island State House rises above the Providence skyline, easily visible from the highways that pass through the city. Modeled in part on St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, this very white building not only has the world’s fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome, it also houses one of Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of George Washington, which you might want to compare to a dollar bill from your wallet. Inside the public halls are the battle flags of Rhode Island military units and a curious Civil War cannon, which sat here for a century loaded and ready to shoot until someone thought to check whether it was disarmed. The giant half-naked guy standing on top of the dome is The Independent Man, continuously struck by lightning.