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A History Of Named Places And Architectural Development: Rhode Island College, 1958-2012, Elizabeth Warburton Jan 2012

A History Of Named Places And Architectural Development: Rhode Island College, 1958-2012, Elizabeth Warburton

College Architecture

Elizabeth Warburton, an aluma of Rhode Island College, created this publication of the history of the buildings that make up the Rhode Island College campus. Its purpose is to bring to light the history of architecture of the campus. It is a metaphorical and visual story, telling the history and growth of the college and of its excellence in education programs. Complete with photographs of the buildings and those they were named for, Warburton demonstrates how the story of the college is told though its physical presence by listening to its places and buildings.


Metallurgy In The Roman Forts Of Scotland: An Archaeological Analysis, Scott S. Stetkiewicz Aug 2010

Metallurgy In The Roman Forts Of Scotland: An Archaeological Analysis, Scott S. Stetkiewicz

Honors Projects Overview

Investigates the presence of metalworking in thirty-seven Roman forts in Scotland during the Flavian, Antonine, and Severan occupations largely through analysis of published documentation concerning relevant archaeological excavations.


Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski Mar 1989

Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"When the India Point Club luxury condominium development, scheduled to be built on the Providence waterfront, was announced in 1987, there were many local skeptics who said it was too expensive for the Providence market. After all, selling penthouse condos overlooking the dirty Providence River for over $1 million was quite ambitious--and some said impossible."


Owen Jones And The Conventionalization Of Ornament, John Kresten Jespersen Ph.D. Jun 1988

Owen Jones And The Conventionalization Of Ornament, John Kresten Jespersen Ph.D.

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Owen Jones, an architect and theorist of ornament, is best remembered as an ornamenter of distinction. His theory and practice of conventional ornament, his powerful color, and his original forms which had their origins in the ornament of the Alhambra substantiate the claim that he was the greatest ornamenter of his age. The book analyzes the theory of conventionalization as it applies to ornament, color, architecture and interior design. In particular, the book explores repose as the psychological and spiritual outcome of his ornament.


Notable Efforts To Meet Emerging Housing Needs, Chester Smolski Oct 1987

Notable Efforts To Meet Emerging Housing Needs, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"This is a landmark year in the historical development of housing in the nation, ad Rhode Island almost became a part of this bigger picture. One noteworthy event has already taken place, and two special birthdays are observed throughout the year."


Helping Communities Determine Development, Chester Smolski Oct 1987

Helping Communities Determine Development, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The word uppermost in the minds of many communities these days is 'development,' a process that manifests itself on the land in the form of the built environment. Alarmed at the speed with which land is being used--and often abused--communities are being faced with touch decisions on how to cope with development, either by directing it, managing it or even stopping it."


Form And Meaning, John K. Jespersen Jan 1987

Form And Meaning, John K. Jespersen

Faculty Publications

As did Owen Jones, Bloomer argues for a modern style of ornament to decorate a modern architechture. Based on formal laws rather than theories of classical or naturalism imitation, conventionalization can be seen as being explicitly modern. More-over, deriving from the work of ornament, these laws are dependent on intrinsic rather than extrinsic principles.


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.


Accepting The Townhouse Idea Requires New Attitudes, Chester Smolski Sep 1981

Accepting The Townhouse Idea Requires New Attitudes, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"To change actions is easy; to change attitudes is more difficult. This is a truism that one finds whether one deals with race relations, sexual equality or ethnic stereotypes. It is also true in housing."


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.


Roger Williams Project-Potential Industrial Site?, Chester Smolski May 1980

Roger Williams Project-Potential Industrial Site?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"In a neighborhood analysis done in 1969, the Providence Department of Planning and Urban Development stated it succintly: "The Roger Williams public housing project contains some of the poorest quality housing in the area."


Glorious Pre-Industrial City, Chester Smolski May 1980

Glorious Pre-Industrial City, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

""There is Jerusalem" was the shout of joy as the convoy drivers crossed a low rise of the Judean Hills and saw ahead the outline of their destination. Bringing supplies into the city after independance in 1948 was a hazardous undertaking because snipers along the route were constant threats to the convoys that supplied this divided city, occupied by both the Jordanian army and the Jews. The stark reminder of that time is today memorialized by the numerous truck chassis found along the side of the highway and at which ceremonies are held to honor those drivers who died so ...


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.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: How Federal Hill Was Named, Joseph R. Muratore Nov 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: How Federal Hill Was Named, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Developmental History Of Our Lady Of Mount Caramel Church, Joseph R. Muratore Nov 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Developmental History Of Our Lady Of Mount Caramel Church, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Dedication Ceremony Of Monsignor Carvallaro Plaza, Joseph R. Muratore Oct 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Dedication Ceremony Of Monsignor Carvallaro Plaza, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

No abstract provided.


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."


The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Amos Atwell, Businessman And Leader, Joseph R. Muratore Oct 1979

The Landmarks Of Federal Hill: Amos Atwell, Businessman And Leader, Joseph R. Muratore

Joseph Muratore Papers: Newspaper Columns

In the 1780's, most of Federal Hill was still open fields - a place for the cows to graze on, overlooking the great salt cove to the north and the east, and there were marshes to the south, (now, South Providence), and the wild open spaces were to the west.

In 1788, Amos Maine Atwell (named after a ancestory who owned the entire Province of Maine) and several other businessmen formed a syndicate (a type of corporation) to improve and develop the West side of the city of Providence.


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."