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.
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Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City blocks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Renaissance revival (Architecture); Cornices
27 Weybosset St
Smolski, Chester and James C., "The Blackstone Block" (1978). Smolski Images. 1006.
demolition, downtown, banks, office space, historic buildings, Providence downtown