Slide Title

The Blackstone Block

Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
James C.

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Date

11-1-1978

Description

The Blackstone Block resided between the Providence National Bank and the Turk's Head Building. It was a work of the architect James C. Bucklin, whose other works include the Providence Arcade and the Monohassett Mill. A four-story office building constructed in 1861, the building signified a Renaissance Revival style, with its rusticated window caps and simple cornice molding. The building was demolished in 1979 and prior to its demolition, it had become the home of a Columbus National Bank, whose residence in the Blackstone Block barely extended to a decade.

Notes

Bibliography: Chase, David. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Custom House Historic District." United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, 1975.

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Creator 2 Dates

1861

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Office building

Building Style

Renaissance Revival

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City blocks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Renaissance revival (Architecture); Cornices

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

27 Weybosset St

Keywords

demolition, downtown, banks, office space, historic buildings, Providence downtown

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