Industrial Trust Building
This elegant, cupola-topped marble hall, located in placid City Hall Park facing the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, has been home to...
Designed in 1828, the Arcade , America’s first enclosed shopping center, uses a form developed in Paris and London. Greek Revival in...
This outdoor rink at the Bank of America City Center occupies prime downtown real estate. While the Biltmore hotel and Fleet Building...
A few handy steps from the Haven Brothers Diner, the Salon mixes ping-pong tables and pinball machines with '80s pop and pickleback...
Haven Brothers Diner
Parked next to City Hall, this diner sits on the back of a truck that has rolled into the same spot every evening for decades. Legend...
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Lonely Planet review
Come to Providence and you’ll find an urban assemblage of unsurpassable architectural merit – at least in the States. It’s the only American city to have its entire downtown listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The beaux-arts City Hall makes an imposing centerpiece to Kennedy Plaza, and the stately white dome of the Rhode Island State House remains visible from many corners of the city. The Arcade is modeled after Parisian antecedents. These impressive buildings, along with the art deco Industrial Trust building – note the third story friezes of industrial progress on the Westminster Street facade – are only a few of many showcase buildings. The more ordinary 19th-century brick structures that fill in the space between their more famously designed neighbors work together to create an extraordinary landscape of harmonious scale, beauty and craftsmanship.