Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

10-1-1974

Description

A street celebration on Washington Street, in honor of Columbus Day. Most buildings well-pictured here have been as redeveloped and renewed (as well the street itself) such as the Strand Theater, Majestic Theatre (Trinity Square Repertory), and Packard Motor Car Company. Where Strand was already in decline business-wise, the Majestic was renewed by the Trinity Square Reperatory company, and it and the Packard Motor Car Company building line the corner of Washington and Empire. They complement each other for the view down the street towards the east side and WWII memorial with their distinct terra-cotta detailing.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 233.

Creator 2 Dates

1916

Creator 2 Role

Architect (Strand)

Creator 3 Dates

1917

Creator 3 Role

Architects (Majestic)

Creator 4 Dates

1912

Creator 4 Role

Architect

Building Type

Shop

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Parades; Pedestrians -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Theaters -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Washington St.

Keywords

Providence downtown, downtown, pedestrian traffic, downtown revitalization, Providence, RI

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