This week in ‘Picture Postals from Lovecraft’, a glimpse of Lovecraft’s beloved College Hill looking toward the Capitol building (aka State House). Said to be Benefit Street, possibly early 1960s.

The picture appeared in a magazine and the seller of the pages cropped the preview picture. Thus the top part is missing. But we can still see the down-slope view that Lovecraft would have known. I’ve here colourised and contrast-adjusted it.

The article reveals that… “in the 1950s urban renewal threatened the whole area [of College Hill] with demolition and redevelopment”.