image preview


Spring 5-8-1985


Huntington Industrial Park was formerly part of the West Elmwood neighborhood. The construction of Route 10 and a nation wide urban renewal movement in the mid 20th century led to the demolition of the neighborhood in favor of highway and trucking oriented developments, such as the Huntington Industrial Park pictured here. Thousands of people were displaced as a result of the redevelopment.


Amelia Grabowski, “Where Did West Elmwood Go?,” Rhode Tour, accessed January 4, 2016, Boltz, Lucy Asako. “Grafting Memory: A Look Into the Neighborhood Across the Tracks, Urban Renewal and Memories of Displacement from Providence's West Elmwood Neighborhood.” Undergraduate Honors thesis, Brown University, 2013.


This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role


Recommended Citation

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


aerial; park; Huntington Park; urban renewal;