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The Blackstone Block
27 Weybosset St, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Building Style: Renaissance Revival. Building Type: Office building. Themes: Urban Development.
The Blackstone Block resided between the Providence National Bank and the Turk's Head Building. It was a work of the architect James C. Bucklin, whose other works include the Providence Arcade and the Monohassett Mill. A four-story office building constructed in 1861, the building signified a Renaissance Revival style, with its rusticated window caps and simple cornice molding. The building was demolished in 1979 and prior to its demolition, it had become the home of a Columbus National Bank, whose residence in the Blackstone Block barely extended to a decade.
Bibliography: Chase, David. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Custom House Historic District." United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, 1975.
Keywords: demolition, downtown, banks, office space, historic buildings, Providence downtown
Rhode Island College Special Collections
SubjectUrban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City blocks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Renaissance revival (Architecture); Cornices
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