Slide Title

Woonsocket: City Hall

Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

Purchased from the Harris Institute in 1902, Woonsocket’s acquisition of a central administration building ended a decade long search for such a structure. The Harris Institute, which had donated the state’s first free public library in 1868, sold the building to the city for $68,000, the exact amount the company needed to escape from debt. The sale price was much lower than the value of the building, estimated at $175,000. This photograph was taken from the Court Street Bridge.

Notes

Fortin, Marcel P. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: A Centennial History 1888-1988. (Woonsocket Centennial Committee, 1988). pp. 24, 40

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Photographer

Subject Headings

Public buildings -- Municipal buildings -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket; Cities and towns -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Woonsocket

Keywords

city hall, municipal building, street view, Woonsocket

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