Self-guided walking tour of Jewelry District uses Brown student research

A NEW SELF-GUIDED walking tour of the Jewelry District, a portion of which can be seen here, features the research of Brown University undergraduates and their professor, Dietrich Neumann, a professor of art and architecture and director of urban studies at Brown. / COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PROVIDENCE – A new self-guided walking tour of the Jewelry District features the original research of Brown University undergraduates and their professor, according to a university news release.

The Jewelry District, so named because it once was the base of the fashion jewelry industry for the United States, is now a diverse neighborhood of businesses and residences, and home to new businesses emerging in the I-195 Redevelopment District.

The free walking tour is a result of a partnership between the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Jewelry District Association and Dietrich Neumann, a professor of art and architecture and director of urban studies at Brown.

The research originated with a course he taught in spring 2017 called “Providence Architecture.”

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The tour is available online.

 Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.

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