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

Hardscrabble and Snowtown — Architecture Here and There

Hardscrabble in 1824 was a poor hamlet of respectable families headed mostly by free black tradesmen, craftsmen and servants in the town of Providence. Blacks and others along Olney Lane (now Olney Street) lived cheek by jowl, however, with prostitutes, gamblers and others of low repute on the edges of society. On Oct. 18, an […] … Continue reading Hardscrabble and Snowtown — Architecture Here and There

The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat

Content Warning!      The following contains graphic description and images depicting butchering and hide work.     It's early 2013. Not super early 2013, but definitely at least the first half. Honestly it could even be the second half of 2012. You see, goats care not for things like years. Today started like most days. … Continue reading The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat