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The Custom House

Looking at Weybosset Street from here you can see it makes a hard curve and then swings off in the opposite direction. From ancient times Native Americans walked the Pequot Path. It was the interstate highway of the Indian nation. The path swerved to go around a huge sand dune. Through all the upgrades to a city street no one ever decided to straighten the road. The lone facade held up by steel girders puzzles everyone. Preservationists worked to save the facade which was going to be part of a new 40 story building. During the economic collapse the project stopped. The facade remains and eventually will become part of a new building. The culture of preservation in Providence has saved thousands of buildings even if sometimes it looks a little odd in the process.