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Date

1-1-1975

Description

Aerial view of Providence downtown area. Among America’s oldest cities, Providence has a special sense of place. Like its contemporaries, it has been built and rebuilt many times. Development, however, has not resulted in wholesale destruction and replacement, but in complex layering, which reveals the built legacies created by generations of earlier residents. Together, Providence, as Rhode Island’s capital city, and Newport have since the American Revolution been the state’s economic, political, social, and architectural pacesetters.

Notes

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island (Oxford, 2004), 29.

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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.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Themes

Downtown

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence (R.I.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Providence River (Providence, R.I.); United States Highway 195 (Providence, R.I.); Providence River (Providence, R.I); Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, R.I.)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial, city planning, land use, downtown, Providence River, Dunkin Donuts Center, skyline, skyscrapers, highways, Providene River

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