The Renaissance Building

The Renaissance Building

The building's splendor speaks to its benefactors' inspired and generous spirit.

Its considerable presence and refined elegance are a symbol of pride for the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island, while its distinctive interiors represent its greater purpose, quietly but unequivocally declaring its role as a temple to the aspirations of a learned people.

The Library's Grand Staircase and Hall comprise the most striking interior architectural features. The stair risers are of Sienna and the treads of Comblanchien marble. The walls, pillars and pilasters are of a composition known as Scagliola.

The second floor corridor is an imposing and artistic scene, east to west -- from the Special Collections to the formal Trustee's Room.

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