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Date

6-1-1970

Description

Weybosset St. in Providence featuring Loew's Theater and the Beneficent Congregational Church. Loew's was threatened with demolition in 1977 and it was saved by a consortium of local businesses, foundations and government agencies. In 1978, the building reopened as the Providence Performing Arts Center. The Beneficent Congregational Church was built in 1809 by Bernard, Eddy, and John Newman and was remodeled in 1836 by Tallman & James C. Bucklin.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William McKenzie Woodward. Buildings of Rhode Island. Oxford: New York, 2004, pp. 43-46. Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003, pp. 92-94.

Creator 2 Dates

1928

Creator 2 Role

Architect (Loew's)

Creator 3 Dates

1928

Creator 3 Role

Architect (Loew's)

Creator 4 Dates

1809

Creator 4 Role

Architects / Builders (The Beneficent Congregational Church)

Building Type

Theater

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

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

228 Weybosset St

Keywords

street scene, downtown, Providence downtown, commercial streets, Providence Performing Arts Center, religious architecture, theater, theater renovation

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