Google Street View documents the Parking-lot-ification of Providence

In Parking by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Daily Dose showed off the Big Blue Bug in Google Street View on their site. It never even occurred to me that one could embed a Street View image.

So, please to enjoy, the Parking-lot-ification of Providence:

Old Public Safety Complex Memorial Parking Lot™ | View Larger Map

Grove Street School | View Larger Map

Weybosset/Westminster Streets, Grants Lot Block | View Larger Map

Update: Per Jen and Matt’s comments, more Parking-lot-ification:

Atwells Avenue, Belmonte Castello | View Larger Map

The Parking Lot District | View Larger Map

Parking Lot District 2, Rhode Island Hospital Area | View Larger Map

(God Bless) America Street, Federal Hill | View Larger Map

State of Rhode Island Department of “Transportation” | View Larger Map

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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  1. What? No view of the parking lots behind atwells avenue, where America St School and about 4 acres of housing used to be? How about the hole in the ground that was supposed to be Belmont Castello? The historic Parking Lot district downtown? How about RI Hospital?

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