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NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Olin Thompson, a ­Jewelry District resident and amateur historian, points to the architectural features on a stone building at 110 Elm St. that was once a foundry and is now leased by Brown University for administrative and medical offices. 

Brown’s land of opportunity: University’s expansion is welcomed but is school...

Olin Thompson’s Jewelry District walking tour begins at the corner of Richmond and Ship streets in Providence, on a plaza covered in stepped, wooden...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
OLIN THOMPSON is an officer in the Jewelry District Association, which recently co-sponsored a survey asking Providence neighborhood association members for their opinions on the Fane Organization’s proposed 46-story residential tower. / COURTESY IRA GARBER PHOTOGRAPHY

Five Questions With: Olin Thompson

Olin Thompson, an officer in the Jewelry District Association, recently shared the results of an emailed survey of Providence residents who are members of...
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