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July 27, 2006
Exhibit looks back at I-95's impact on Providence
PROVIDENCE -- Photographs, plat books and newspaper clippings at the State Archives all work in a new exhibit to tell the story of the impact that Interstate 95 construction had on Providence.
Looking back at the decade from 1955 to 1965, the exhibit, “Where it used to be: The construction of I-95,” examines the homes, businesses and churches affected by the construction.
Launched by Secretary of State Matt Brown, whose office oversees the State Archives, the new exhibit follows a popular offering at the archives last fall, “Where it used to be: Providence, then and now,” spokesman Peter Kerwin said. That exhibit chronicled the changing landscape of the capital city over the last 150 years.
The I-95 exhibit highlights the impact of construction around the areas of Orms and Davis streets, Federal Street, Broadway, Atwells Avenue and the area around the Cathedral of Peter and Paul.
The State Archives are located at 337 Westminster St. in Providence and are open Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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