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Shakespeare's Head

 
 
Shakespeare's Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
1. Shakespeare's Head Marker
Inscription. Built by publisher John Carter in 1772 to house the printing press of the Providence Gazette, the post office and a bookshop as well as Carter's growing family, this is one of the oldest three-story structures in Providence. So named for the sign outside Carter's literary establishment: a carved bust of William Shakespeare.

The building was saved from demolition in the 1930's and has been carefully preserved by the Shakespeare's Head Association.
 
Location. 41° 49.71′ N, 71° 24.532′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Meeting Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Meeting Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meeting Street School (within shouting distance of this marker); Court and State House (within shouting distance of this marker); College Hill Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleur-De-Lys Studio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also
Shakespeare's Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 20, 2014
2. Shakespeare's Head Marker
named The First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Sissieretta Jones (about 400 feet away); Steeple Street Complex (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraCommunications
 
Shakespeare's Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 20, 2014
3. Shakespeare's Head Marker
Shakespeare's Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 20, 2014
4. Shakespeare's Head Marker
Shakespeare's Head and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
5. Shakespeare's Head and Marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the building and is visible at the far right.
John Carter image. Click for full size.
By Unknown Photographer (Rootsweb)
6. John Carter
Shakespeare's Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown Photographer (Rootsweb)
7. Shakespeare's Head Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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