Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

1-1-1977

Description

Weybosset street pictured in the late 1970s. Loews Theater and Beneficent Congregational Church can be seen. While most of Loews eventually became the site of PPAC, Beneficent is the oldest building on the block, having existed since 1809 as a separatist parish. These photographs are taken around many redesigns of downtown's streets, such as Westminster's time as a pedestrian zone, and this current indication of a one way on Weybosset.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William McKenzie Woodward. Buildings of Rhode Island. Oxford: New York, 2004. 43-44. Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003. 92-95.

Creator 2 Dates

1928

Creator 2 Role

Architects (Lowes)

Creator 3 Dates

1809

Creator 3 Role

Architects (Beneficent Congregational)

Creator 4 Dates

1836

Creator 4 Role

Architects (Beneficient Congregational, remodeling)

Building Type

Church, Theater

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Storefronts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City blocks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Streets--Design and construction; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Weybosset St

Keywords

urban development, street scene, streetscape, Loew's State Theater, Providence Performing Arts Center, Beneficent Congregational church, religious architecture

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