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The state of Rhode Island may be the smallest in the country, but it does not fall behind when it comes to size and grandeur of its State House.

The Rhode Island State House is the seat of government for the state of Rhode Island. Standing proudly at the heart of capital city Providence, this Neoclassical marble building houses the Rhode Island General Assembly, as well as the offices of executive departments such as the State Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and General Treasurer.

The building?s most notable feature is its marble construction; about 327,000 cubic feet of white Georgia marble was used. The marble dome is the fourth largest self-supporting dome in the world. Atop the dome is ?Independent Man?, an 11-foot gold-covered bronze statue representing the spirit of freedom and independence. The building was added to the National Register of Historic places on April 28, 1970.
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