Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1983

Description

Fields Point was once considered the city’s premier park location as the site of popular restaurants and the Washington Park Yacht Club. However, in the mid-20th century the area was transformed into a sewage treatment plant and municipal dump. The Return Sludge Pumping Station at Fields Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Notes

Bibliography: "Historic American Engineering Record Providence Sewage Treatment System: Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station" Philadelphia: Historic American Engineering Record Mid-Atlantic Region Department of the Interior, 1989. Anderson-Nichols & Co. and Waterman Engineering Co. "City of Providence, Study of Sewage Improvements, Step l. Facilities, Plan, Engineering Report" 1979.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1934-1935

Creator 2 Role

Engineer

Building Type

Sewage plant

Themes

Urban Hygiene

Subject Headings

Sewage disposal plants -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban beautification -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban parks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial, Port of Providence, Fields Point, Washington Park, sewage treatment, urban parks

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