Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

1-1-1979

Description

Looking up Weybosset St. from the corner of Dorrance and Weybosset. There is minor street construction occurring, and the Beneficent Congregational Church can be seen in the distance. The church was built in 1809 and remodeled to its current appearance in 1836. Loew's, in its pre-Providence Performing Arts Center renovation and renewal is also shown as well as the Outlet Company. The Outlet company would burn in the following years, and other revitalization motions would change the outlook of Weybosset and its place in the downtown area.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003. 93. Print. Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 242-244

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Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- 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

Weybosset St

Keywords

downtown, downtown improvement, Providence, RI, Providence downtown, cityscape, street scene

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