World War I Monument, Memorial Square, Providence, Providence County, RI
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Significance: The World War I Monument (1929), designed by noted architect Paul P. Cret and sculpted by Carl P. Jennewien, reflects the late 1920's popularity of Greek Revivalism in the use of a Doric column as the principal form. In addition, the radial symmetry exhibited at the base of monument demonstrates the concern with spatial organization and exterior architectural relationships put forward by students of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The monument's association with World War I, an event that transcends local or regional significance, and its function as the symbolic axis of downtown Providence, highlights its importance as a landmark of national significance.
Survey number: HABS RI-387
Building/structure dates: 1929 Initial Construction