Ladd Observatory

Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory front.jpg
OrganizationBrown University
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island, US
Coordinates41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / Ladd Observatory
Telescopes
Brashear / Saegmuller12" refractor
Saegmuller80 mm transit instrument
Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory is located in Rhode Island
Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory is located in the United States
Ladd Observatory
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island, US
Coordinates41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41.83889; -71.39917
Built1891
ArchitectStone, Carpenter & Willson
Architectural style93000583
Added to NRHPJune 6, 2000
Ladd Observatory is located in the United States
Ladd Observatory
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The Ladd Observatory is an astronomical observatory that is operated by the Department of Physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] It was dedicated on October 21, 1891.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[3]

Construction

The observatory is named for benefactor Herbert W. Ladd who offered to fund the construction in the spring of 1889.[4] The building was designed by the Providence-based firm of Stone, Carpenter & Willson in the Classical Revival style.[4] Construction began in May 1890[4] and the building was dedicated on October 21, 1891.[2] The total cost of construction and equipping the facility was $30,000[5] (equivalent to $836,556 today).

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slovenščina: Observatorij Ladd