“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)

The Arcade

Also known as the Providence Arcade

The Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 12, 2011
1. The Arcade Marker
Inscription. Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark this site posses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

An important example of modern monolithic granite construction, this is one of the most beautiful commercial structures initiating European business arcades
Erected 1976 by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 49.416′ N, 71° 24.585′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Weybosset Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 Weybosset Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Puritan and the Indian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial (about 500 feet away); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 800 feet away); The History of The Weybosset Bridge (about 800 feet away); Around the Corner from Market Square (about 800 feet away); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Regarding The Arcade.

The Arcade image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 12, 2011
2. The Arcade
Note the marker is located on the right side of the building
The Westminster Arcade or Providence Arcade (The Arcade, locally) was a historic shopping center in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States it was built in 1828
Also see . . .  The Arcade - A Historic Revival. Built in 1828, the Arcade is the nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall and remains the historic heart of Providence’s downtown. This beautiful structure with its distinguished Greek Revival columns, granite walls and classic facades still stands barely touched through its more than 183 years watching over Westminster and Weybosset Streets…. (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 
Additional keywords. The Arcade as known locally
Categories. Industry & Commerce
The Providence Arcade image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. The Providence Arcade
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on November 8, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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