On the Brown campus

DSCN3828This morning, an especially nice one, I happened after a meeting at the Wheeler School to wander through the campus of Brown University. I took some pictures. On top, however, is the main building on Hope Street at Wheeler. And then below some shots of Brown, including Rhode Island Hall (1840) at the far southwest corner of the Campus Green, and then five shots of one of my favorite buildings on campus, Lyman Gymnasium (now Leeds Theater) on Lincoln Green (now Ruth Simmons Green), a great example of Richardsonian Romanesque (1890-91) by Stone, Carpenter & Willson, followed by the John Carter Brown Library (1904) and its 1991 addition, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and a perfectly classical order gracing an entrance, on Thayer Street, to Metcalf Hall.




About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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