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Providence History Online
with the out-of-print publications from
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
Statewide Historical Preservation Reports series

We are pleased to provide you with access to these fascinating publications to acquaint you with Providence's architectural heritage from its neighborhoods to its industrial buildings to downtown.

These online publications were made possible through a joint venture with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and the City of Providence. Many of the pictures were reprinted with the permission of the Rhode Island Historical Society Library.

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Smith Hill Smith Hill, Providence
P-P-4


Part I (1.2 MB)
Part II (2.1 MB)
Part III (1.4 MB)
Part IV (218 k)
Providence Industrial Sites Providence Industrial Sites
P-P-6


Part I (3.1 MB)
Part II (3.8 MB)
Part III (2.3 MB)
Part IV (460 k)
Part V (830 K)

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