The Rhode Island State House was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and constructed from 1895 to 1904. The dome of the State House is the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. On top of the dome is a gold-covered bronze statue of the Independent Man, originally named “Hope”. Another graphic sketch with black and gray Faber-Castell pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
― Thomas Jefferson