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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 Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moshassuck River (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woonasquatucket River (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
2. Steeple Street Complex Marker
Fleur-De-Lys Studio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Carrington and The Blackstone Canal (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); First Town House of Providence (about 400 feet away); Shakespeare's Head (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 8, 2012
3. Steeple Street Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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