When it came to dressing up, the Triocchi sister’s dress shop was the place to be seen. Anna and Laura Triocchi were born in Italy, and were trained in high quality dressmaking in Rome. The two packed their supplies and emigrated to the US in 1908 opening their first shop in a small space in downtown Providence. But stitch by stitch the sisters worked up enough wealth to move their operations into a distinguished three floor home on Broadway Street.
The home quickly became a mix of public and private. The first floor was reserved for the physician practice of Laura’s new husband, while the elegant second floor became the stage for dress fittings and entertaining elite fashion clientele. The tippy top of the mansion was reserved for living space, and of course a whole lot of sewing equipment.
514 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909