5W: Main Post Office Building

In 5W, Buildingsby Bret Ancowitz1 Comment

For the next installation in the “Who/What/Where/When/Why” (5W) feature reviewing aspects of Providence’s urbanism, history, architecture, and living, I decided that as the Main Post Office’s new long box of garages doors expansion building finishes construction on Corliss Street that this would be a good time to reflect on the significant architecture and design of the main structure itself. The …

Who/What/Where/When/Why (5W): WICKENDEN

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Have you ever walked or driven around Providence and asked yourself about the origins of a landmark? Who was Rochambeau Street named after? How did a streetcar get on the top of the “Superman” building? Why is the train station’s clock never correct? What did Providence look like before I95 was built? “Who/What/Where/When/Why,” or “5W,” is a new feature we …