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Date

September 1989

Description

The Providence skyline, including the iconic Industrial Trust Building, pictured from Interstate 95. Construction of I-95 was completed in 1965, amidst the establishment of the High Speed Ground Transportation Act and the construction of I-195, both major influences on transportation networking, tourism, and commerce for Providence. The Industrial Trust Building is a well-known facet of the Providence skyline, as it was for over twenty years the tallest building in New England. It may also have once been home to a secret cocktail lounge during the Prohibition.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 101-102. Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, p. 39.

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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.

Building Type

Highway

Themes

Transportation

Subject Headings

Interstate Highway System -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Interstate Highway 195 (Providence, RI); HIghway relocation -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Interstate 195

Keywords

highways, downtown, capital cities

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