Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The interior of an apartment within a triple-decker home in Central Falls. A couple is seated at the kitchen table. The interior of triple-decker houses varied by social status. A working-class family’s home would include a parlor, kitchen, bedrooms, and sometimes a bathroom and toilet. Taking a step up from this, the triple-decker interior may include an additional dining room or parlor, at least three bedrooms and a bathroom. The most luxurious triple-decker houses may have had stained-glass windows, a fireplace and several extra bay windows for optimal lighting.


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.


Central Falls, RI; housing, rental; residents