This past Friday, Birchwood Design Group spent the day investigating the Woonasquatucket River. The Woonasquatucket River runs 15.8 miles from Primrose Pond in North Smithfield and joins the Moshassuck River combining to form the Providence River. The Woonasquatucket River has an interesting history and its role in the American Industrial Revolution is apparent through its channelization and multiple mills lining the river. The river played a significant role in Providence’s development.
BDG reviewed the section from Providence Place Mall to Eagle Square. While the section has been highly influenced by man, it is also a green oasis from the hard urban edges. As the lines between the natural and man-made become blurred, edges are hard, but regardless life is teaming along the river. Below are some of the photographs from the day: