Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records consist of copies of correspondence, reports and photographs compiled and/or created by Chester A. Browning, Information Specialist of the Public Information Division.
The Military Installation records consist of eight (8) color ganache drawings by engraver Rochefontaine of proposed military installations or fortifications for Newport, Rhode Island. This series also includes a letter from Rochefontaine to Governor Fenner regarding the plans for the proposed fortifications dated August 16, 1794 (Boston).
The State Board of Public Roads bridge plans and drawings consist primarily of drawings created by the Bridge Department of the State Board of Public Roads (now RIDOT). The bulk of the collection was created under the supervision of Clarence L. Hussey, Bridge Engineer and State Engineer of Rhode Island from 1912-1925.
These records contain plans and blueprints for the Rhode Island State House, Providence (May 10, 1895); Rhode Island State Office Building, Smith Street [current DOT Building facing State House] (drawn March 31, 1927; additions Oct. 4, 1934); Exeter School Hospital Building (Sept. 1934); and the Rhode Island State House Grounds, Providence (January 25, 1917).
Maps of Water, Steam & Gas Pipes, Sewers and Underground construction of the State Farm, Rhode Island for the Board of State Charities and Corrections.
Engineer: Wm Dexter
Scale 16., 40., and 400., ft per inch
1895-1903 - 64 plans per index
Copy 1 - missing 2,3,5,31-32, 40-46, 48-54, 56-60, 62-64
Copy 2 - missing 1-7, 16-34, 37-54, 56-64
Includes 5 blue line prints from 1917 Nos. 1, 10, 14, 16 & 18
Scale 40 ft = 1 inch
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority was created in 1954 by the Rhode Island General Assembly as a corporate body with authority to construct, acquire, maintain and operate bridge projects as defined by law. The collection consists of photographs, news clippings, plan drawings and related ephemera documenting building, opening and maintenance of both the Newport Bridge and the Mount Hope Bridge.