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|Location||130 Westminster Street and 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island|
|Architect||Russell Warren; James C. Bucklin|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||71000029|
|Added to NRHP||May 06, 1971|
|Designated NHL||May 11, 1976|
The Westminster Arcade or Providence Arcade (locally known as The Arcade) was a historic shopping center in Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1828, it was the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States. It was closed in 2008 "in preparation for a major renovation of the mall's interior, according to the Providence Preservation Society", and has been closed since. The building is slated to reopen with new retail tenants in late summer 2013.
Built by Russell Warren and James Bucklin in the Greek rectilinear temple style, the Arcade is replete with Ionic columns at either end. After falling into disrepair, it was rehabilitated by architects Irving B. Haynes & Associates and Gilbane Properties, and reopened in 1980. Its three stories were host to a diverse array of tenants including a number of primarily weekday lunch restaurants on the ground floor and a jewelry shop, clothing shops, a sci-fi/fantasy book shop, a game shop, and local non-profits on upper floors.
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- A virtual panoramic view of the Arcade
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