Chester Smolski


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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.


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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Urban Redevelopment

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Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City blocks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Streets--Design and construction; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence

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United States

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Rhode Island

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Weybosset St


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