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Date

September 1989

Description

The Providence skyline, including the iconic Industrial Trust Building, pictured from Interstate 95. Construction of I-95 was completed in 1965, amidst the establishment of the High Speed Ground Transportation Act and the construction of I-195, both major influences on transportation networking, tourism, and commerce for Providence. The Industrial Trust Building is a well-known facet of the Providence skyline, as it was for over twenty years the tallest building in New England. It may also have once been home to a secret cocktail lounge during the Prohibition.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 101-102. Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, p. 39.

Building Type

Highway

Themes

Transportation

Subject Headings

Interstate Highway System -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Interstate Highway 195 (Providence, RI); HIghway relocation -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Interstate 195

Keywords

highways, downtown, capital cities

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