Slide Title

Providence Arcade

Photographer/Creator

Russell Warren
James Bucklin

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Date

Fall 10-1980

Description

The Westminster Street end of the Providence Arcade (1828) by Russell Warren and James Bucklin and built for Cyrus Butler. Also known as “Butler’s Folly.” Derived ultimately from the Burlington Arcade of 1818 in London, which influenced two new world Arcades in New York and Philadelphia in the early 1820s, the Providence Arcade has always suffered from lack of occupancy. In the interior, three levels of shops are united by a glass roof and classical details.

Notes

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003) 85. See also Woodward, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 108-109.

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Creator 2 Role

architect

Creator 3 Role

architect

Building Style

Greek Revival

Subject Headings

Providence (R.I.) – Buildings, structures, etc.; Space (Architecture) – Rhode Island -- Providence; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence Arcade (Providence, R.I.); Greek Revival (Architecture)

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

130 Westminster Street and 65 Weybosset Street

Keywords

downtown; streets; Arcades; Greek Revival

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