Slide Title

Downtown Providence

Photographer/Creator

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Date

Spring 5-8-1985

Description

Here is an aerial view of Downtown Providence. Providence is among America’s oldest cities and has been rebuilt many times. Providence has been one of Rhode Island’s strongest economic ports along with Newport. The city was founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Downtown Providence emerged due to the commercial expansion of Market Square.

Notes

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island (Providence, 2004), 29.

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 33.

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Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Aerial photography in city planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial; downtown; Financial District;

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