The railroad yard and parking lots that separated Providence's downtown from the Capital Center were locally referred to as a "Chinese wall." This 1983 view shows how the government offices were isolated from the rest of Providence by both these elements and Interstate 95 to the west.
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Smolski, Chester, "Rhode Island State House, Government Offices" (1983). Smolski Images. 25.