District once a manufacturing jewel

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A worker at Gorham Manufacturing Co. during its heyday. The company was a key player in Providence's once-bustling Jewelry District. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
ALL THAT GLITTERS: A worker at Gorham Manufacturing Co. during its heyday. The company was a key player in Providence's once-bustling Jewelry District. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series exploring the past, present and future of the Jewelry District in Providence. Joseph DiBattista remembers opening his jewelry plant on Chestnut Street in Providence in 1964. Manufacturers, platers, wire formers, stampers, enamellers and other businesses lined the streets. Signs boasted the names of some of…

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