Take an architectural tour of Providence Public Library

Take an architectural tour of Providence Public Library

PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Public Library will offer guided architectural tours of its historic Empire Street building beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The free tours will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the library's grand entrance at 225 Washington St.

The library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is an example of turn-of-the-century Gilded Age American architecture.

According the Communications Director Tonia Mason, "By restoring the building's original spaces and making them available for community use, the library is honoring and renewing the spirit of our unique and historic building so it continues to inspire and uplift those seeking opportunities for lifelong learning and to gather with community."

The public is invited to visit and learn about this architectural gem and its unique and special holdings and collections, including the Rhode Island Collection.

To schedule a special group tour, contact Mason at 401-455-8090 or tmason@provlib.org.

See a virtual tour at www.provlib.org .