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Old State House (Rhode Island)

Newport, Rhode Island
County of Newport.
Washington Square and Court House Street
National Register Number: 66000014
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: State. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: RI-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Constructed 1739-41, this is probably the finest, least-altered example of an Early Georgian public building in the country. A brick building with a 2-story octagonal cupola, it was built to house the Rhode Island General Assembly.


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