Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

4-1971

Description

Triple deckers on Fales St in Central Falls. Smolski notes on the slide that this image was taken on a Sunday and that triple deckers lacked sufficient parking. Triple deckers are abundant in New England mill towns. First appearing at the end of the nineteenth century, they provided inexpensive tenement housing for workers. Central falls upon its own worker boom in the textile mills, followed suit.

Notes

Bibliography:

Woodward, William McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 87-88.

Kennedy, Pamela A. "Central Falls, Rhode Island." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1978, pp. 36-37.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Triple-decker

Subject Headings

Rental housing -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Low-income housing -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Dwellings -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Storefronts -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Central Falls

Street Address

Fales St.

Keywords

housing, rental; shops; streetscape; urban density;

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