Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

11-1-1979

Description

In the foreground are Union Station, Burnside Park and the Federal Building Annex and in the background the rolling hills of the east side. This view gives a sense of the separation that existed between Capital Center and the east side prior to redevelopment in the 1980s and 1990s. On the right, the steeple of the First Baptist Church and the green dome of the First Church of Christ, Scientist on the horizon tower above the surrounding domestic buildings of this area of the east side.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 179-180, 203, 217-218.

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Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial views -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Metropolitan areas -- Providence -- Rhode Island; Land use -- Planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Railroads -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

downtown, railroad, religious architecture, urban transportation, urban parks, land use

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