Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

Woonsocket Village was built as part of city wide urban renewal in the 1970s. The neighborhood has 284 houses in an area that used to house 80. The housing project was built on a neighborhood in the Social Flatlands, previously it had been the Gaulin Avenue area. The construction of Woonsocket Village displaced many families and involved the razing of historic multiple family homes, but it also created more affordable housing for Woonsocket residents.

Notes

Fortin, Marcel P. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: A Centennial History 1888-1988. (Woonsocket Centennial Committee, 1988). pp. 181

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Photographer

Subject Headings

Urban Renewal; Housing -- Low-income Housing -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Woonsocket

Keywords

housing, low-income housing, urban renewal

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