Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1985

Description

Providence College struts in the foreground of this photograph, with Douglas Ave., St. Patrick’s Cemetery, and the Chad Brown Housing Project (1941) behind. Chad Brown was the first low-rent public housing project in Providence and comprises 28 row houses on 13 acres. Whereas Elmhurst remains one of the most secure and stable neighborhoods in the city. In the 17th century, its mills economically sustained the neighborhood, but due to their closing in the late 1950s Wansuck has decayed and suffered sustainability.

Notes

Bibliography: Deller, Thomas E. "Charles and Wansuck Neighborhood Plan." Providence, RI: Department of Planning and Development, 2010, pp. 7-8. Campbell, Paul. "A Community Apart: A History of Public Housing in Providence." Rhode Island Publications Society, 2007, pp. 66-68.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Themes

City Planning

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Aerial photography in urban sociology -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence College (Providence, RI); Chad Brown Project (Providence, RI); Elmhurst (Providence, RI); Wansuck (Providence, RI); Neighborhoods -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Low-income housing -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Public housing -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial, Providence College, city planning, land use, neighborhoods, low-income housing, decayed environment

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