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

Stephen Hopkins

1707 - 1785

 

— Merchant and Ship Builder —

 
Stephen Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Stephen Hopkins Marker
Inscription.  
Ten times Governor of Rhode Island
Chief Justice of the Superior Court
Chancellor of Brown University
Member of the Colonial Congress
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Lived in this house 1743-1785
Washington was here a guest April 6, 1776
This building erected
at the corner of South Main St. about 1743
was removed to its
present site in 1927

[Lower plaque:]
Governor Stephen Hopkins House
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1972

 
Erected 1908 by The State of Rhode Island.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings
Stephan Hopkins House image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
2. Stephan Hopkins House
Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 41° 49.514′ N, 71° 24.386′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Hopkins Street and Benefit Street, on the right when traveling east on Hopkins Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Hopkins Street, 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. Rochambeau's Army in Rhode Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhode Island World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial (about 400 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (about 400 feet away); The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island (about 500 feet away); The Crawford Street Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Stephan Hopkins. (Submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
 
Stephan Hopkins image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia Photo
3. Stephan Hopkins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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