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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

University Hall

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
1. University Hall Marker
Inscription.  Has Been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the Historic sites act of August 21 1935
This site possess exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the united states of America
US Department of interiors
National Park Services
1963
 
Erected 1963.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 41° 49.579′ N, 71° 24.235′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Prospect St. Marker is on the campus of Brown University. Facing the front of the building the marker is on the far left side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Prospect St, Providence RI 02906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown University Slave Trade Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hope College (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Official Residence of the President of Brown University
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By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
2. University Hall Marker
The Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution commemorates by this tablet the occupation of this building by the patriot forces, and their French allies, during the Revolutionary War. For six years all academic exercises in this university were suspended. Faculty, students, and graduates, almost to a man, were engaged in the service of their country. May all who read this inscription be stimulated by their example to respond as loyally to their country's call.
"Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori." Erected 1897
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Brown Bear (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horace Mann (about 400 feet away); Stephen Hopkins (about 800 feet away); Congdon Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochambeau's Army in Rhode Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
University Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
3. University Hall Marker
In this building on the 19th of August 1790 George Washington, First President of the United States of America, in the course of his response to a greeting by President Manning, uttered these words You may rely on whatever protection I may be able to afford in so important an object as the education of our youth.
University Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
4. University Hall Marker
University Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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