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Historic Preservation and Conservation

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Designing The Cityscape, Chester Smolski Nov 1982

Designing The Cityscape, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"A new structure has recently been erected in the Providence downtown, and criticisms of the building's design continue to fly. An editorial in these newspapers, for example, referred to the 'failed example of quickie construction with a outsized Erector set.'"


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: A Walking Tour Of Federal Hill, Joseph R. Muratore Oct 1982

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: A Walking Tour Of Federal Hill, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

The following are but a few of the many landmarks of Federal Hill, that are deeply rooted with the development of Federal Hill. There are many other notable landmarks on many of the side streets of Federal Hill, connecting Atwells Avenue to Broadway. However, the following are typical of the more prominent landmarks that have endured the elements of time and weather.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Barrington Italo-American Community, Gasbarro's Liquors, Arthur Avenue, And Depasquale Plaza, Joseph R. Muratore Aug 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Barrington Italo-American Community, Gasbarro's Liquors, Arthur Avenue, And Depasquale Plaza, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway-Armory Historic District" (February 28, 1980), Joseph R. Muratore Feb 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway-Armory Historic District" (February 28, 1980), Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

This week we continue with a series of pictures and descriptions of homes along the Broadway-Armory Historic District. These pictures are of the more elaborate and well-designed homes of the outlying district of Federal Hill. These homes indicate the pattern of growth that radiated, on which these dwellings were built. The homes, not only reflect the beauty of the houses that were erected, but also indicate the opulence of the era.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway-Armory Historic District" (February 21, 1980), Joseph R. Muratore Feb 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway-Armory Historic District" (February 21, 1980), Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Historic Districts Of Federal Hill, Joseph R. Muratore Feb 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Historic Districts Of Federal Hill, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

I have dwelt at length with the Historic Districts of Federal Hill, because of the importance of the dwellings that are still in existence, which are a carryover of the first homes erected in this area. These homes are structures which represent a period of the past, and fortunately, have been preserved to this date. They should continue to be preserved, in order that the fine architecture, the opulence of the era, and the pattern of development of the past, can still be seen, and to the direction that Federal Hill developed, and how it radiated from certain focal points.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Historical Broadway Armory, Joseph R. Muratore Feb 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Historical Broadway Armory, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

As we mentioned in our previous article, we would give in further detail, the inventory of those structures which are, or have been, proposed to be registered on the National Register of Historic Places, in the Broadway-Armory Historic District. The following is a list of those homes by street names and addresses.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway Armory Historic Distinct", Joseph R. Muratore Jan 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Broadway Armory Historic Distinct", Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Post Civil War: A Time Of Development, Joseph R. Muratore Jan 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Post Civil War: A Time Of Development, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

The estates along Broadway, of the post-Civil War period were large and of varied designs and type, in contrast to the more conservative East Side homes of Providence. Their owners strove to have flamboyant and pretentious structures which were similar to the comtemporary villas of Newport, only being miniatures of them.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Development Of Federal Hill", Joseph R. Muratore Jan 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Development Of Federal Hill", Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Hospital Trust Tower. A Tower Of Italian Travertine Marble", Joseph R. Muratore Jan 1980

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "The Hospital Trust Tower. A Tower Of Italian Travertine Marble", Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "Connie Mac" Captures The Story Of Federal Hill, In Colorful Paintings (Part Ii), Joseph R. Muratore Dec 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "Connie Mac" Captures The Story Of Federal Hill, In Colorful Paintings (Part Ii), Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "Connie Mac" Captures The Story Of Federal Hill, In Colorful Paintings, Joseph R. Muratore Dec 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: "Connie Mac" Captures The Story Of Federal Hill, In Colorful Paintings, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

Connie MacDonald, "Connie Mac," as she has become to be known, a photographic artist from Federal Hill, has captured the Federal Hill story in her paintings.

She has painted many truly colorful and artistic scenes of people, events, occasions and landmarks so vividly that whenever they have been placed on display they have brought back memories for many old enough to remember and for many who were youngsters.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: History Of "The Echo", Joseph R. Muratore Nov 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: History Of "The Echo", Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

To appreciate the present Echo, we must understand what transpired to arrive at the present, voluminous, expressive voice of our community.


Sharing Ideas For A Better City, Chester Smolski Oct 1979

Sharing Ideas For A Better City, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It was billed as 'Rebuilding the Medium-Sized North American City,' and representatives from nine cities throughout this country and Canada assembled in Providence to discuss ideas, ingredients, processes, and problems related to restoring the physical fabric of the city."


Farewell To The Bucklin Bldg., Chester Smolski Aug 1979

Farewell To The Bucklin Bldg., Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"How does one write an obituary for a building? Does one concentrate on its architecture and long history, or does one single out the actors and forces which killed it? The current razing of the Bucklin Building can only bring sadness to the heart and the need to express, in a few, final words, a tribute to a fine and familiar structure."


Downtown Buildings That Link Us To Our Past, Chester Smolski Jun 1979

Downtown Buildings That Link Us To Our Past, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It is sickening and it is sad. A building that has withstood the ravages of time throughout its 103 years of life deserves a better fate; yet there it stands, disembowled and broken by the wrecking ball. The Hoppin Homestead Building on the Westminster Mall will soon be only a memory, and its site will be marked by that ubiquitous asphalt reminder of our automobile addicted age--the parking lot. Is this the cure for old buildings in a downtown that is moving on the road to regeneration?"


Bringing Buildings Back To Life, Chester Smolski Apr 1978

Bringing Buildings Back To Life, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The name of the game in building use today is historic preservation, conservation and restoration. In cities all over the country major efforts are directed toward the saving of existing buildings and, in some cases, converting of them to other uses, a process called recycling or adaptive reuse."


Superlative Atlanta, Chester Smolski Feb 1978

Superlative Atlanta, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"With the passing of each year a new superlative is added: the third largest convention city; the third city in the post-war period to construct a rapid transit system; the second busiest airport in the world; the safest mass transportation system in the country; and with direct flights to London in the offing, this major commercial, industrial and financial center of the Southeast can truly claim to be a New International City. Atlanta is all of these."


New Spirit In Old Savannah - A City With Plans, Chester Smolski Feb 1978

New Spirit In Old Savannah - A City With Plans, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"A large downtown is normally characterized by tall buildings because demand in this most accessible location is strong, with intensive use of the land being the result. Approaching a city, as one looks off in the distance at the cityscape, one is able to quickly locate the central business district as, for example, one drives south on Route 146 toward Providence. Such is not the case in this serene and lovely, port city of Georgia."


Parallel For Providence To Consider, Chester Smolski Jan 1978

Parallel For Providence To Consider, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"They have done it here. The Grand Opera House has nearly been restored and it is now the Deleware State Performing Arts Center. A lively activity center located on the recently opened, pedestrianized Market Street Mall, the Grand is serving as a major focal point in bringing life back to downtown Wilmington."


Saving Valuable Resources, Chester Smolski Mar 1977

Saving Valuable Resources, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"At last, its time has arrived! After years of talking, viewing, writing, and field tripping, someone is finally listening to those select few who saw the architectural, historical, and, today, economic value of saving and restoring our old buildings."