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Providence Historic District Commission Meeting – June 26, 2017

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Opening Session Minutes Approval of the June 7th meeting minutes. Project Review 1. CASE 17.053, 21 PLANET STREET, Welcome Arnold House, c1785-95 (COLLEGE HILL) – The applicant is requesting the demolition of the building. The applicants have requested that the application be continued, and the commission will vote on a continuance to a date certain. Public comment will be taken …

1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

In Arts by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

This is a tactile map for the blind created by Samuel Gridley Howe in 1837. The lettering is not in braille because the map predates the widespread adoption of braille. One of five remaining copies of the atlas has been digitized (which I guess makes it non-tactile now) by the David Rumsey Map Collection. Via: io9

Providence Journal seeks demolition of historic Brownell & Field Co. Building

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Photo from Providence Preservation Society The Providence Business News reports that the Providence Journal is seeking permission to demolish the 1907 Brownell & Field Co. Building located at 119 Harris Avenue. The building is listed on the Providence Preservation Society’s 2010 list of 10 Most Endangered Properties. The Brownell & Field Co. and Terminal Warehouse Co. buildings represent a typology …

Rally for Grove Street School (Sept. 11)

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Channel 10 video from February 2007. Grove Street School Community Rally Saturday, September 11th – 10:00am Grove Street School, 95 Grove Street Come learn the history of this school and how you can help save this endangered historic building. Bring your camera and camera phones to take photos for SeeClickFix. Sponsored by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association and the Providence …

Reader Submissions: Shorpy.com

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November 1912. Central Falls, Rhode Island. View of privies, garbage dumps, etc., in back yards near Bed-bug Alley and High Street. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the Child Welfare Exhibit of 1912-13. via: Shorpy.com A reader sent me some links from a site I hadn’t heard of, Shorpy.com. Shorpy.com describes itself as, “History in HD is a …

Columbus Theater, Opening Soon?

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Anyone got the scoop on the Columbus? Does this sign on the marquee indicate that they have found funds to tackle their code issues or is it wishful thinking? I’m hoping it is not just wishful thinking.

GC: Photos – Providence Public Library

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The Providence Public Library has put many items from it’s collection on Flickr. Let’s play Then & Now with a few of them: Washington Street Mathewson Street at Washington Street, 1917. Photo (cc) Providence Public Library Today – View Larger Map North Main Street North Main Street, 1939. Photo (cc) Providence Public Library Today – View Larger Map Turks Head …