Lying between Admiral Street on the south and the rail road tracks on the east, the North End spreads across two prominent hills and an intervening valley. This valley, in the north central part of the neighborhood, is known as Wanskuck, derived from an Indian word meaning "lowlands,"
and the neighborhood of Charles encompass the whole neighborhood. Streets radiating from central Providence passing through the area include Douglas Avenue, Charles Street, and Silver Spring Street; Route 146, a limited-access highway, bisects the North End. Branch Avenue is the major east-west thoroughfare, and at its intersection with Charles Street at Hopkins Square is the neighborhood’s major commercial node.
This book captures the present commercial and residential streets of Admiral, Charles and Branch Avenue through pictures of the present architecture in the neighborhood.