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

Steeple Street Complex

1827 - 1847

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Steeple Street Complex Marker
Inscription.  The Steeple Street Complex was built in three main stages between 1827 and 1847 during a key period in Providence's growth into a leading commercial and industrial city. When Joseph Congdon and Randall Green built the first section, 3 Steeple, to house their side by side stores. Canal Street had just been opened alongside the newly constructed Blackstone Canal. The iron and hardware business prospered and the company added another store 5-7 Steeple, in 1828 and took Green's store as well. In 1847, George and Smith Owen added the final building of the complex 9 Steeple,on the east end of the complex to house their jewelry manufacturing shop. With its plain but substantial brick architecture and distinct monitor roofs, the Steeple Street Complex is an important landmark of the city's historic waterfront.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 49.642′ N, 71° 24.578′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Steeple Street, on the left when traveling east.
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By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
2. Steeple Street Complex Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steeple Street (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Steeple Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moshassuck River (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woonasquatucket River (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Meetinghouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Providence Preservation Organizations (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Steeple Street Complex image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
3. Steeple Street Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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