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Date

11-1-1979

Description

This photo was taken in 1979 and shows the deconstruction of a parking garage in front of Union Station on Exchange Terrace. Union Station was designed by Stone, Carpenter, and Willson in 1893 and constructed three years later by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The station was the main terminal of the Providence train station from 1898 to 1986. A massive fire occurred in 1987 and nearly destroyed the entire building.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 104-105.

Creator 2 Dates

1893

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Type

Train Station

Building Style

Neoclassical

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban transportation -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Railroad station -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

36 Exchange Terrace

Keywords

urban development, urban renewal, downtown, railroad, urban transportation

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