Today’s photograph taken in 1955 shows a view of a parking lot located across the street from the State House in Providence, Rhode Island. The building on the far-upper-left-hand-side of the image is identified as St. Patrick’s Church. Considerable redevelopment has occurred in the area, and the church building has since been taken down. The train tracks on the right-hand side of the photo have been moved next to Gaspee Street, seen in the upper left-hand of the image. This parking lot appears to be mostly vacant today in a Google Satellite view.
Most of the automobiles seen in this view appear to be fairly late-model including the Studebaker and Plymouth sedans in the foreground, however, the third row contains at least three pre-war cars.