A Bit of the Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century

Rhode Islanders...like the Industrial Revolution. I’ve always known this, but it wasn’t until I kinda sorta accidentally produced a documentary on it that I really began to grasp the extent of it. I say “accidentally” because well, I kinda didn’t mean to. I’m not an industrial historian. Truth be told, I’m not even the biggest … Continue reading A Bit of the Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century

Providence riots, 1824, 1831 — Architecture Here and There

Here is my Feb. 24, 2005, column in the Providence Journal, headlined “Hardscrabble and Snowtown of yore”: *** HARDSCRABBLE and Snowtown are old Providence neighborhoods that have fallen off the map. In 1824, Hardscrabble was a poor enclave of houses owned or rented mainly by free African-Americans along Olney’s Lane (now Olney Street) and North […] … Continue reading Providence riots, 1824, 1831 — Architecture Here and There