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Date

1-1-1983

Description

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.

Notes

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 107.

Rights

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

City Beautiful

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Urban renewal-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Rhode Island State House (Providence, R.I.); Capital Center (Providence, R.I.); United States Highway 95 (Providence, R.I.); Providence, R.I. -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Urban Development -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith St.

Keywords

aerial, capital city, state house, railroads, Chinese Wall

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