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Providence Athenaeum   (circa 1838)
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

An independent membership library founded in 1753, the Greek Revival-style Providence Athenaeum is the only New England building designed by Philadelphia architect, William Strickland. A National Historic Landmark, the Athenaeum's circulating collection features more 150,000 books, including contemporary fiction, mysteries, dramas, poetry and biographies; recorded books on tape and CD, periodicals, movies on video and DVD, and other materials.

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Providence Area Attractions

Old State House
First Baptist Church in America, The
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
Providence Children's Museum
David Winton Bell Gallery
Aldrich House, The
First Universalist Church
Governor Stephen Hopkins House
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame


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