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PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture by William McKenzie Woodward
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Re: the state house, p.107
"Even more important here is the building's subtle swagger. Rhode Island was per-capita the wealthiest state in the country when this was built, and this building proclaims that status in the passive-aggressive way monopolized by the White-Anglo-Saxon-Protestant culture that both commissioned and designed it.

Re: the hope club p. 53
"Despite or because of the collective accumulated wealth this building represents, the concept of a club called Hope, for those who already have so much good fortune, located at the corner of Benevolent and Benefit Streets, seems both ironic and appropriate in a place called Providence."
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