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

The Century to Statehood

 
 
The Century to Statehood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
1. The Century to Statehood Marker
Inscription.
In the 1700's, the open shoreline on the west side of the street gradually filled with shops and houses. Stores backed onto the cove and often had docks extending into the water for easy loading of wares in the flourishing colonial trade. Between the buildings ran narrow pedestrian alleys, or "gangways", to the waterfront.

The Antrain-Gray House dates from at least 1737 at its northern end, and from the 1790s at its southern brick end. It has been a residence, a liquor store, a pool hall, a restaurant, a barber shop, a dry goods store, and lastly a watch shop.

This 1790 map of Providence shows expansion of the town southward (along today's South Main Street) and westward to "Weybosset Side" of the Providence River. Roger Williams National Memorial fills the shaded area.
 
Location. 41° 49.881′ N, 71° 24.651′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Roger Williams National Memorial,. 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. Witness to History (a few steps from this marker); A Thoroughfare Town (a few steps from this marker); Snow Town Riot 1831

Antrain-Gray House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
2. Antrain-Gray House
(a few steps from this marker); Gabriel Bernon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wellspring of Providence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Shelter for Persons Distressed (about 300 feet away); The Original Water Supply (about 300 feet away); The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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