Photographer/Creator

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Date

1983

Description

Manchester Street Power Station is a Georgian power house located on 12 acres in Providence, Rhode Island. It produces enough electricity to power about 112,000 homes, using natural gas as its fuel. Manchester Street consists of three combined-cycle generating units, which produce electricity and steam for industrial use. Interstate 195 is pictured before its relocation in the early 21st century. Relocation of the highway opened new and valuable downtown real estate for development.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, W.M. McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 124.

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 195 (Rhode Island); Providence River (Providence, RI); Providence, RI -- Buildings, structures, etc; Electric power-plants -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

40 Point St.

Keywords

aerial, powerplant, cityscape, highway, highway relocation, city planning

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