Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1985

Description

The park beside the Old Stone Square Building is the result of a corporate lawsuit which forced the building's architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes, to limit his appropriation of the views and land of historic South Main Street. The outcome of the suit was the creation of a public space that reconciled his construction on such a historic site.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordan, Jennifer D. "Brown Purchases Downtown Landmark." Providence Journal, 13 Aug. 2005. Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 224.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1982-1985

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Park

Building Style

Post-Modern

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Old Stone Square (Providence, RI); South Main Street (Providence, RI); Public spaces -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

31 South Main Street

Keywords

Old Stone Square, South Main Street, public spaces

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