‘Rhody Love Notes’ At Doors Open RI

Doors Open RI has launched a photo sharing site for people who like taking and sharing photos of places they love around the state. Go to Rhody Loves Notes to find out how and where to join in. Not much to it really; just share your Love Note using the hashtag #rhodylovenotes on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Described as the Venetian-Gothic style, Robinson Hall currently houses the Brown University Department of Economics, at 64 Waterman Street.

The three storied cruciform shaped building had a central rotunda with an octagonal cupola with stained glass windows at the top. The upper floors had balconies with shelves divided into alcoves. The exterior of Danvers pressed brick was trimmed with granite from Tingley’s Stone Yard on South Main Street, and the building was graced by the carvings of James C. Brierly – an owl and a fox on either side of the entrance, mountain lions above, and other flora and fauna in unexpected spots.

I have never been inside this building, but I love walking by it.

Doors Open RI is one of the many wonderful things absent from our calendars right now. They organize tours into and around all sorts of buildings.

In partnership with a multitude of cultural and community organizations, Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets through programs and tours planned throughout the year culminating in a biennial free citywide open house festival. Most of our programming currently takes place in our capital city of Providence, but we dream of someday growing into a statewide initiative.

Details, facade of Robinson Hall.

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