Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The downtown area of Providence, is the oldest business district in the city. In this area, many buildings can be seen dating from the late Federal and Greek Revival periods. Also seen in this aerial is the Rhode Island State House built between 1891 and 1901 by McKim, Mead, & White.


Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture, (Providence, 2003) 107.

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island, (Providence, 2004) 34.


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


aerial; state house; Providence;