The Providence River separates the Downtown and East Side neighborhoods of Providence. The East Side is home to Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design. Roger Williams founded Providence along College Hill, thus the East Side contains some of the oldest sections of Providence. This photo also shows the former route taken by Interstate 195, dividing the Financial and Jewelry Districts from another. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the highway was relocated south, towards the waterfront, allocating valuable downtown real estate to future development.
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Smolski, Chester, "Providence: Downtown & East Side (Aerial)" (1976). Browse All. 993.
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