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Triple-deckers photographed on Douglas Ave. This photograph illustrates the architectural variety in the triple-decker style. Most were intended for lower-income families and provided only rudimentary quarters. These proliferated on the side of streets off Atwells Avenue, Thurbers Avenue, and as pictured here, in the North End.


Woodward, Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources (Providence, 1986), 87


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


triple-deckers; housing, rental;