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Providence & Worcester Railroad, Freight House, Canal Street, Providence, Providence County, RI



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Item Title


Location
Canal Street, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-3
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1898 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1973 demolished
Significance: The freight house was part of one of the first major railroad stations in America. It was also one of the first structures built in the Romanesque style and one of the only surviving structures of its architect Thomas A. Tefft.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Transportation
Railroad Companies


Related Names
Tefft, Thomas A.
Providence & Worcester Railroad
Penn Central Railroad
New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad
Clement, Daniel E., Historian
Renchaw, Clifford B., Historian
Harrington, Richard B., Historian
DeBoer, Cornelis J., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. South elevation from southwest
2. South elevation from southeast
3. South elevation detail of arch brick work
4. Southeast corner of building
5. Roof trusses at southend of building, wall of railroad viaduct visible at bottom
6. Southend of west elevation, railroad viaduct in upper left
7. Detail of east wall construction
8. East elevation from top of viaduct
9. East elevation
10. Central pavillion on east elevation
11. Central pavillion
12. Freight door, northeast corner of building
13. Interior of west wall at northend of building
14. Roof trusses, north end of building
15. West elevation, railroad viaduct visible to right
16. Central pavillion west side, note altered roof line on right
17. Detail of central pavillion gable on west elevation
18. Detail of cornice on west elevation
19. Construction detail, southeast pier.
20. Photocopy, north freight house
21. Photocopy, south freight house
22. Photocopy, window detail


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