Walking the Post Road

Rhode Island State House, Providence, RI. The building was designed by McKim, Mead, and White and constructed between 1895 and 1904. The marble dome is the fourth largest of its type in the world (St. Peter’s Basilica, Taj Mahal, Minnesota State Capitol). The figure atop the dome is the symbolic “Independent Man,” an allusion to the origins of Rhode Island.

Give my regards to Broadway, remember me to Herald Square,

Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street, that I will soon be there;

Whisper of how I'm yearning to mingle with the old time throng;

Give my regards to old Broadway and say that I'll be there ere long.

“Give My Regards to Broadway,”

by George M. Cohan, native of Providence, Rhode Island