Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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First appearing in the 1890s, these three unit apartments began to emerge as a popular dwellings for the growing population. This three-story building consists of three identical living units, with one on each floor. While most were designed for lower-income families, some emerged for middle-income families around Elmwood and the East Side. This housing style dominated inner city neighborhoods of Providence around this time.


Wm. McKenzie Woodward and Edward F. Sanderson, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 87.


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


Eaton St.; Providence housing; triple-decker;