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Blackstone Canal, Charles & Randall Streets, Canal & Haymarket Stree, Providence, Providence County, RI



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Location
Canal & Haymarket Stree, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-7
Building/structure dates: 1824 initial construction
Significance: The canal was built to assist in commerce between Providence and Worcester, and to stimulate the industrial development of intervening towns and villages along the Moshassuck and Blackstone rivers. It remains a significant feature illustrative of early nineteenth century transportation engineering.

Subjects
Canals
Food Industry
Commerce


Related Names
Blackstone Canal Company
Federal Railroad Administration
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Barrett, William E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Looking South at Mill and Charles Sts. Downtown Providence is in background.
2. View South from Randall and Charles Sts. American Screw Company (RI-6) is visible in upper left of photograph.
3. South along Charles St.
4. Rear of Charles St. commercial block, showing proximity of canal to buildings.
5. Looking South from Canal and Haymarket Sts.
6. Looking North from Canal and Candy Sts.
7. A mill along the canal at Mill and Charles Sts.
8. Stone retaining wall, Charles St. vicinity.
9. MOSHASSUCK RIVER/BLACKSTONE CANAL, VIEW LOOKING NORTH, CANAL STREET ON LEFT
10. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH CANAL STREET ON RIGHT. BUILDING AT CENTER IS BLUE RIBBON CO./WILSON & CO, THE LAST REMAINING MEAT PACKING COMPANY ON THE RIVER
11. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, TOWARD CANAL STREET


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