I’ve been scouring Ebay for postcards of Rhode Island for awhile now, until I had enough of a collection to post. So here they are. More will be added as I get them. If anyone wants to tell me something about them more specifically, just email us. Thanks for looking.
Al Rodgers Jul 28 2014 Picture#15. I was 13 in 1953 and would go to Lowe's State by myself for a feature, cartoon and news reel. You could stay in the theater and watch the feature a second time if you liked. The squat building in the street in front of Lowe's is a public rest room. Men down one set of stairs and women the other side down the stairs. You can see the WJAR radio station tower to the left of the Lowe's sign. WJAR was owned by the Outlet Company a general department store just down the street. My wife learned to swim at The Plantation Club just a few blocks up the street from Lowe's - now the site of Johnson & Wales. The Industrial Trust Bank is the large yellow/white building to the left. That's a UER bus to the very right.
Pete Falina April 8, 2008 In picture #2, immediately to the left of City Hall, you can see SS Kresge’s. Those big signs are long gone, as is the Kresge store, but the next time you pass, look up near the roofline. There is still KRESGE carved in a granite block.
Dan The Union Trust building in picture 14 is at the corner of Dorrance and Westminster and houses the Federal Reserve. You can actually see it in your 1903 photo if you look to the left of the state house. It was at one time the tallest building in downtown Providence
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