Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 5-1978

Description

In the late 19th century, summer visitors began flocking to the Narragansett shore for a reprieve from city life. The Seaview Trolley Line from Providence to Narragansett began in 1900 and greatly increased the number of seasonal visitors. The grand wooden hotels and homes that lined the Narragansett Pier during this time were either destroyed by fire or demolished by the 1930s. The 1970s brought developers to the area who created mall-like housing and shops known as The Pier Village Apartments.

Notes

Jordy, William H., “Building of Rhode Island.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. pp. 367-368

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Apartment building

Subject Headings

Housing development -- Rhode Island -- Narragansett; Land use -- Planning -- Tourism;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Narragansett

Street Address

Beach St.

Keywords

housing; commerical development; tourism; waterfront; Narragansett, RI

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