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By 1970 Woonsocket was being referred to as a lost city (Providence Journal). In response the city entered a resurgence phase. The biggest change was the creation of a new downtown in the area known as the Social Flatlands. The black high rise in the center of this photo is the Marquette Building which was designed by Charles Seavor and Associates. Completed in 1975, this was the first new major office building constructed in the city in over forty years. It’s modern aesthetic and size served as the visual focus for urban renewal in Woonsocket during the 1970s.

Notes

Fortin, Marcel P. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: A Centennial History 1888-1988. (Woonsocket Centennial Committee, 1988). pp. 183-4

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Urban Renewal -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket; Architecture, Modern -- 20th century;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Woonsocket

Keywords

urban renewal, Marquette Building, Woonsocket, Social flatlands, landscape, cityscape

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