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Date

January 1975

Description

During the late nineteenth century, the rapid industrialization of Providence spawned a number of inner-city neighborhoods close to the center of commerce. As immigrant populations began to settle in Providence, those who had been living in the city for many years moved onto newer tenements. Each wave of newcomers occupied the cast-off residences. Over the years, as residents moved to suburban settlements, many of these inner-city tenements began to deteriorate. The sturdiest of the tenements built during that time still remain today. (date of photograph is approximated)

Notes

Leazes, Francis and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004) 35-36

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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 digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Neighborhood -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Cities and Towns -- Inner Cities;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

Providence, Rhode Island; inner cities; failing neighborhood;

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