RI Book Launch of Lost Providence with Author David Brussat

RI Book Launch of Lost Providence with Author David Brussat  

Presented by Providence Public Library at Providence Public Library

September 20, 2017

Providence Public Library and the Providence Preservation Society present a Rhode Island book launch event of Lost Providence with author David Brussat.  Lost Providence is a History Press book documenting the history of architectural change in Providence. Based on a 2014 column called “Providence’s 10 best lost buildings” by Mr. Brussat, the book and its descriptions of buildings lost takes many detours to visit buildings that still exist, offering lessons in preservation. The book looks not just at lost buildings, but also lost plans since the 1840s — major urban projects, accomplished or not, that are disappearing from local memory, such as the Downtown Providence 1970 Plan, announced in 1960, or which are widely misunderstood, such as the College Hill Survey of 1959. Mr. Brussat’s description of the River Relocation Project and the Downcity Plan concludes the book on a note of confidence. David Brussat served as a member of the Providence Journal’s editorial board for 30 years, the last 25 writing a weekly op-ed column about architecture in Rhode Island, Providence, and elsewhere which favored traditional over modernist design, retiring in 2014. He started a blog in 2009, Architecture Here and There.

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Dates: September 20, 2017


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Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

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Intown Parking - 131 Washington Street 401-273-9466
Dunkin Donuts Center Parking - 165 Washington Street 401-331-3786

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