Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Fall 10-1974

Description

Triple deckers photographed in the Mount Hope neighborhood of Providence. During the later nineteenth century the Mount Hope neighborhood experienced rapid growth due to industrial activity along the nearby Moshasshuck River. Street car lines introduced to the neighborhood in 1875 and 1886 accelerated residential growth. Triple deckers, a staple architectural form in the North East, vary in price and quality, but are distinct in their method of placing three identical units one above the other, usually with a porch for each unit.

Notes

http://www.providenceri.com/Neighborhoods/mnthope.html

Woodward, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources, (Providence 1986), 87.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Triple-decker

Subject Headings

Housing -- Rental Housing; Cities and Towns -- Urban Areas -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

224 Howell St.

Keywords

neighborhoods; urban sprawl; Providence, Rhode Island;

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