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Summer 8-1983


The Biltmore Hotel can be seen in the lower right of the image as well as Kennedy Plaza in the foreground. The Biltmore originally opened in 1922. It was closed in 1975 and reopened in 1979. Towards the center of the photo is the Financial District and the old Interstate 195, prior to relocation.


Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003) 99.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


aerial; downtown; Providence; Providence River