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Looking west from downtown Providence, Interstate 95 runs across center frame. Parking lot in foreground is now the location of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1994) and the Westin Hotel and Residences (1993, 2007). The impressive structure at center right is the Merchant’s Cold Storage Warehouse 160 Kinsley Avenue designed by architects Sonte, Carpenter & Wilson (Woodward, 193). It has since been demolished.


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


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