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Commercial North Main Street: From Colonial to Cast Iron

  • Approx. 125 North Main Street
  • Providence, RI 02903

This block of North Main Street encapsulates the area’s
three centuries as a thriving commercial zone with new
storefronts imposed on older buildings to meet business
Points of interest: A 1920s Art Deco front on an Italianate
building built in 1873. The Joseph and William Russell
House (1772) was elevated a story so a new business
could be inserted below. The Elizabeth Building (1872)
with its cast iron façade.