Neoclassical revival covered entrance. 177 George Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The combination of this curved portico, carved panel over the double-doors, delicate columns, and surrounding pilasters make this a truly outstanding example of the classical revival at its most beautiful. Unlike much classical revival architecture in stone, which often tends toward the ponderous, wooden buildings like this one have a feeling of lightness and elegance. Photograph and text George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 14 May 2008