Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

6-1-1976

Description

Downtown Providence from above, looking west across the Providence River into the cityscape. This 1976 view shows how Interstate 195 used to divide the city and occupy crucial downtown real estate. It was relocated in the 2000s to follow a more direct route to Interstate 95, crossing the Providence River adjacent to the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier. This photograph also displays the importance and reality of Providence's forming around the Moshassuck and Providence rivers, its original economic building under industrialization on the rivers.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, p. 39. Binder, Jacob. "Divided by Pavement, Divided by Race: 1-195's Impact on Providece." Brown Political Review, 19 Mar. 2016, www.brownpoliticalreview.org/2016/03/divided-pavement-divided-race-195s-impact-providence/. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

Themes

Urban Geography

Subject Headings

Aerial views -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Waterfronts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Express highways -- Rhode Island; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

downtown, aerial, cityscape, waterfront, highway relocation, highways

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