Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1976

Description

Designed by Py-Vavara architects, this photo shows the Marriott Hotel soon after its completion, erected upon ground that had previously been cleared for the construction of I-95. At the time the long-standing Biltmore Hotel in downtown was closing its doors and the Marriott served as a replacement. However, the Biltmore was rehabilitated in the late 70s by the Chamber's Providence Foundation. The Marriott, suffering from its ample but distant feeling parking lot surroundings and misuse of space, still contests the Biltmore. The Marriott however does not have the Biltmore's historic standing.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, Wm McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 290. Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 170, 207.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1975, 1978

Creator 2 Role

Architectural firm

Building Type

Hotel

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Hotels -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

1 Orms St.

Keywords

Marriot Hotel, Providence, hotels

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