TR12 The Architecture of Industry

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Providence, RI 02903

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Walking & Bus Tour
Ged (Gerald) Carbone, Independent Scholar, Tour Leader

AIA CES: 4 LU

A bus tour examining the architectural expression of industrialization in Rhode Island from the late 18th to the 20th century. The tour will focus on the mills and villages of the Blackstone and Woonasquatucket River valleys and the concentrated manufacturing districts of Providence. We will trace the development of industrial architecture beginning with the 1793 Slater Mill, which was America's first factory. In addition to a variety of mill forms in wood, stone, brick, and concrete, we will also see examples of workers' housing and designed landscapes. Visits to interior spaces will showcase technological developments such as slow-burning mill construction. Among the sites on the itinerary are the former Hope Webbing Company Mill (1893–1914, now one of the largest successful mill restoration projects in Rhode Island, housing a diverse community of creatives and professionals) and the Brown and Sharpe factory complex (1876–1916) in Providence.

This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email info@sah.org.

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The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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