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Westminster Street Pedestrian Mall
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Westminster St, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Building Type: Mall. Theme(s): Urban Redevelopment.
A compressed view of Westminster Street in 1974 taken from I. M. Pei's Cathedral Square. In 1964 Westminster Street was closed to vehicular traffic between Dorrance Street and Snow Street. The move was an attempt to compete with suburban malls. Vehicular traffic was restored to the street in 1986. At the time of this photo the pedestrian passage, beginning at the end of Westminster Street and connecting Empire Street and Greene Street, is being constructed.
Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie and Sanderson, Edward F. Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Providence, 1986. 203. Print.
Keywords: Providence downtown, malls, downtown revitalization, commercial streets, religious architecture, skyscraper
Rhode Island College Special Collections
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Digital Initiatives at Rhode Island College
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