In addition to getting to hear some wonderful stories about Sarah's involvement with the Arcade as a teenager, Sarah and I had an interesting conversation about the imaginative potential of the Arcade, and its place in the preservation community in Providence.
To round this post off, here is one of my favourite photos that came from the RIHPHC file:
A woman looks over the second floor balcony at the north end of the Arcade (the Westminster street side). 1957. Photo credit: Providence Journal-Bulletin. Negative at the RIHPHC.
Also in the file is the photo used as the background of this blog:
Interior of the Arcade, looking north from the third floor balcony. 1957. Photo credit: Providence Journal-Bulletin. Negative at the RIHPHC.