Rhode Island Hospital Trust Building
The steel-framed Rhode Island Hospital Trust Building (built 1917) stands eleven stories and marked by its marble-faced low levels and limestone facing above. building, faced mostly in limestone, with marble at the lowest level. The building stands as a reminder of the significance of banking institutions as the country approached the Gilded Age. The historic structure served the Rhode Island Hospital Trust, a banking institution founded in 1867 to manage the financial affairs of 1863-chartered Rhode Island Hospital, founded in 1863. The building now exists as part of the Rhode Island School of Design, housing its Fleet Library and housing for roughly 500 students.
Backstory and Context
Harrington, Richard B. "Nomination Form: "Rhode Island Hospital Trust Building." National Register of Historic Places. July 16, 1974.
McBride, Ryan. "RISD buys Hospital Trust building for $47M." Providence Business News(Providence)August 24, 2005. . https://pbn.com/risd-buys-hospital-trust-building-for-47m18467/
Simister, Florence Parker: The First Hundred Years. Providence: Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company, 1967.
Trust Building: By Marcbela (Marc N. Belanger) - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4443044Rhode Island School of Design Living: Learning Center.
Wide Angle View: By Kenneth C. Zirkel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21355973