Slide Title

India Point Park

Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
Albert
Mary Elizabeth

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Date

1-1-1975

Description

India Point Park is located in Fox Point, a Providence neighborhood, at the junction of the Seekonk River and Providence River. The area that became India Point Park had previously been developed wharves, ships' provisioners, and light industrial use. When there was a decline in shipping activity in the 1960s, planning for the redevelopment of the area for recreational use began. The park was designed by architect Albert Veri, and further development was provided by local landscape advocate Mary Elizabeth Sharpe.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp 143-144. Print.

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Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Role

Developer

Building Type

Park

Themes

Parks for People

Subject Headings

Urban parks -- Providence -- Rhode Island; Waterfronts -- Providence -- Rhode Island; Urban Geography

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

India St

Keywords

Providence, RI, waterfront, public spaces, parks, urban parks, India Point Park

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