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Summit Street Houses

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Summit Street runs across the brow of what was known locally as Quality Hill. From roughly 1880 through 1920, the eminence came to be filled with residences of the wealthy. Here they overlooked, symbolically if not actually, both the city center and those less fortunate. Quality Hill's status had seriously eroded before the nearby arrival of I-95 nearly administered the coup de grâce. Since then houses have been renovated, but not before many had been converted to apartments.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Summit Street Houses", [Pawtucket, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 149-149.

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