Chet Smolski


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This photo shows work in progress in relocating Suicide Circle and uncovering and re-channeling the Mosshasuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers. Newly constructed Washington Street Bridge is in the foreground, but the old Fulton Street entrance to Suicide Circle is still in use to the south. Ultimately the Providence River will be re-channeled with pedestrian walkways along the old harbor.


Bibliography: Farbstein, Jay and Emily Axelrod, Robert Shibley and Richard Werner. "Providence River Relocation: Providence, Rhode Island." Bruner Foundation, 2004, Accessed 19 Jan. 2017.


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


city planning, Moshassuck River, Woonasquatucket River, river relocation, public spaces, water front, cityscape, downtown revitalization, urban renewal