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Historic houses on northern Benefit Street. Benefit Street runs north to south of the community’s 18th century center at Market Square. in the late 1950s, many of the houses on this street were about to be torn down but were saved, thanks to the Providence Preservation Society and Mrs. Antoinette Downing. Today they stand restored.

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Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence Station (Providence, R.I.); Capital Center (Providence, R.I.)

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United States of America

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Rhode Island

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city planning; land use; urban renewal; urban development; Providence Station; railroad stations; Capital Center