The now completed Masonic Temple at the top of the hill.
The Corner of Frances Street and Providence Place Mall, Rhode Island.
One of two monumental buildings in central Providence that remained unfinished and abandoned for decades. Originally planned as a meeting hall for the Freemasons, construction work was abandoned in 1929 as a result of financial difficulties caused by the Great Depression. With the outbreak of World War II construction was halted permanently.
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