Slide Title

Washington Street

Photographer/Creator

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Date

Fall 11-1978

Description

Washington Street and the corner of Mathewson Street, photographed in 1978. The Shepard Building, pictured at the left, was home to the Shepard Department store. At its height the company occupied surrounding buildings, expanding to cover two-blocks. In the early 1960s parts of the downtown shopping district restricted vehicle traffic in an effort to lure shoppers back from suburban shopping areas that were becoming popular. Although the efforts were unsuccessful, the Providence Renaissance has revived the area with restoration for shops, restaurants, parking and satellite campuses for local colleges.

Notes

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island (Oxford, 2004) p 52

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Growth -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Washington St. & Mathewson St.

Keywords

Shepard building; Providence, Rhode Island; architecture; Washington St; shops; urban growth; downtown;

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