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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Providence County, Rhode Island

 
Clickable Map of Providence County, Rhode Island and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Providence County, RI (218) Bristol County, RI (13) Kent County, RI (16) Windham County, CT (91) Bristol County, MA (184) Norfolk County, MA (102) Worcester County, MA (343)  ProvidenceCounty(218) Providence County (218)  BristolCounty(13) Bristol County (13)  KentCounty(16) Kent County (16)  WindhamCountyConnecticut(91) Windham County (91)  BristolCountyMassachusetts(184) Bristol County (184)  NorfolkCounty(102) Norfolk County (102)  WorcesterCounty(343) Worcester County (343)
Providence is the county seat for Providence County
Adjacent to Providence County, Rhode Island
      Bristol County (13)  
      Kent County (16)  
      Windham County, Connecticut (91)  
      Bristol County, Massachusetts (184)  
      Norfolk County, Massachusetts (102)  
      Worcester County, Massachusetts (343)  
 
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1Rhode Island, Providence County, Burrillville — World War II Memorial
On Douglas Tpke. (Rhode Island Route 7) at Victory Hwy., on the left when traveling south on Douglas Tpke..
Dedicated to the Memory of the Men and Women, who So Valiantly Served in the Defense of Their Country Naldor P. Berard Born August 10, 1921 Died at Age 22 September 11, 1943 Enlisted in the U.S. Navy July 22, 1942. Was Seaman 1st . . . Map (db m191223) WM
2Rhode Island, Providence County, Central Falls — Pierce Park and Riverwalk
On High St.
Due to land disputes and broken peace treaties between local natives and early English settlers, King Philip's War took place for 14 months during 1675 and 1676. Captain Michael Pierce's fight with the natives occured on this spot in March of 1676. . . . Map (db m45093) HM
3Rhode Island, Providence County, Cumberland — Monastery Bell
Near Diamond Hill Road (Rhode Island Route 114), on the left when traveling north.
This bell was cast by George Holbrook in East Medway MA in 1840, and was installed at 22 Broad St. It remained there until 1977 when it was dismantled by the Knights of Columbus and brought to the Hayden Library and dedicated to the departed . . . Map (db m55663) HM
4Rhode Island, Providence County, Cumberland — Nine Men’s Misery
Near Diamond Hill Road (Rhode Island Route 114) 1 mile south of Angell Road (Rhode Island Route 116).
On this spot where they were slain by the Indians were buried the nine soldiers captured in Pierce’s fight. March 26, 1676.Map (db m2924) HM
5Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence — Roster of Bucklin Post No. 20 G.A.R.
On Purchase Street at Taunton Avenue (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling north on Purchase Street.
Composed of men who in the dark days of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 offered their lives that this Union might be preserved ★ ★ ★ There is a debt this nation can never pay that is the debt of gratitude to the soldiers . . . Map (db m198157) WM
6Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Captain Wilbur Kelly
Near Cullen Hill Road, 0.7 miles north of Martin Street, on the left when traveling east.
Banking on the Riverbank's Value This house exists because of Wilbur Kelly, who owned the land and a small mill just up the canal. In his younger years, Wilbur Kelly had worked as a ship captain in a fleet owned by Brown and Ives. Later, he . . . Map (db m195922) HM
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7Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — In Memory of Our Townsmen
On Front Street (Rhode Island Route 123) at Lonsdale Avenue (U.S. 122), on the right when traveling east on Front Street.
. . . Map (db m195927) WM
8Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Kelly’s Mill
Near Cullen Hill Road, 0.7 miles north of Martin Street, on the left when traveling east.
Kelly’s Mill Left An Impression Do you see a rectangular footprint in front of you? It marks the site where the Kelly Mill stood. Starting in the early 1800s, the mill used water from the Blackstone River to power its spinning machines. . . . Map (db m195921) HM
9Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Splendid Mansion of Eleazer Arnold
On Great Road (Rhode Island Route 123) at Preserved Arnold Court, on the right when traveling east on Great Road.
Splendid Mansion of Eleazer Arnold Built 1687 placed by Rhode Island Independence Chapter Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m196826) HM
10Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — World War I MemorialLincoln, Rhode Island
On Front Street (Rhode Island Route 123) at Lonsdale Avenue (Rhode Island Route 122), on the right when traveling east on Front Street.
1914     1918 Dedicated to the Glory of God, the Exhaltation of Patriotism and the Promotion of Education in Honor of Those from Lincoln Who Served in the World WarMap (db m195925) WM
11Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield — Commercial Blocks
On Main Street at N Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
The Mercantile Center The two brick and stone buildings in front of you played an important role in the planned mill village of Slatersville. Known as the Commercial Blocks they were built by the Slater Company for the use of their workers. . . . Map (db m197767) HM
12Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield — In Honor of WWII Veterans
On Victory Hwy. (Rhode Island Route 102) at N Main Street (Rhode Island Route 5), on the left when traveling north on Victory Hwy..
In Honor of WWII VeteransMap (db m192606) WM
13Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield — James S. Slater Memorial Park
On N Main Street (Rhode Island Route 5) at Victory Hwy (Rhode Island Route 102), on the right when traveling north on N Main Street.
James Slater Memorial Park In Honor of James S. Slater Born Apr.23, 1841 Died Nov. 11, 1915 Town Clerk No Smithfield 1903-1914 General Assembly 1914-1915 To whom the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations owes recognition for the . . . Map (db m197766) HM
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14Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield — North Smithfield Veterans Monument
On Main Street at N Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Dedicated in Honor of The patriotic Men and Women of the Town of North Smithfield Who Served Their Country in Time of War Vietnam Era ★Leon Atterbridge · ★Rene Bois · ★Frederick Carter · ★Robert Labrecque · . . . Map (db m197769) WM
15Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield — North Smithfield Vietnam War Memorial
On Victory Hwy. (Rhode Island Route 102) at N Main Street (Rhode Island Route 5), on the left when traveling north on Victory Hwy..
Vietnam War Memorial From the people of The town of North Smithfield In recognition of those who defended Freedom during the Vietnam War and to those Men and Women who sacrificed their lives that we may live in Freedom and . . . Map (db m192605) WM
16Rhode Island, Providence County, Pascoag — Burrillville Veterans Monument
On Pascoag Main Street at Nahant Place, on the right when traveling south on Pascoag Main Street.
Dedicated to The Men and Women of Burrillville who Answered the Call for Enduring Freedom Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism Berard-Desjarlais Post 88   2005Map (db m191222) WM
17Rhode Island, Providence County, Pascoag — Burrillville Veterans Plaque
On Pascoag Main Street at Nahant Place, on the right when traveling south on Pascoag Main Street.
In Memory of All Burrillville Veterans donated by The Pascoag Business Association November 11, 1989Map (db m191220) WM
18Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — A Family BusinessBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Roosevelt Avenue south of Slater Street, on the left when traveling south.
Just six years after building Slater Mill, Samuel Slater's partners, William Almy and Obadiah Brown, bought another mill on their own. They even copied some of Slater's machine designs for their mill. This annoyed Slater so much that he . . . Map (db m151663) HM
19Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — A Mechanic's LifeBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Slater Street just east of Roosevelt Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Tradition holds that Ebenezer Jenks built the house in front of you in the mid-1700s. He was the grandson of Pawtucket's first settler, Joseph Jenks, Jr. By the end of the 1700s, Sylvanus Brown, a mechanic owned the place. He welcomed Samuel . . . Map (db m151660) HM
20Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Birthplace of American ManufacturingBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Roosevelt Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling north.
Samuel Slater came here from England in 1789. He had just finished a seven-year apprenticeship at an English cotton mill, which gave him great knowledge of the water-powered spinning process developed over the previous two decades. With the . . . Map (db m151668) HM
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21Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Civil War Memorial
Near Mineral Spring Avenue (Rhode Island Route 15) at Conant Street, on the right when traveling west.
Erected May 30, 1932 by Tower Relief Corps to the memory of our unknown Soldier and Sailor dead, who fell in the Civil War. 1861 - 1865
They laid down their lives In Defense of our Nation Immortal their deeds And . . . Map (db m151676) WM
22Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Daggett House
On Armistice Blvd.
Built in 1685, this is the oldest standing house in Pawtucket and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now operated by the Pawtucket Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For tour Hours Contact the Park OfficeMap (db m45087) HM
23Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — First Successful Cotton Mill in America
Near Roosevelt Avenue.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Successful Cotton Mill in America this tablet was presented to the Old Slater Mill Association, present owners of this historic building in honor of the textile pioneer whose name they . . . Map (db m1613) HM
24Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Harnessing the Power of the Blackstone RiverBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Roosevelt Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling north.
Control of waterpower meant control of economic, political, and social power. A mill developer's first "power grab" was to build a walled dam. This created a pond that stored water to power the mill. Other villagers didn't willingly . . . Map (db m151665) HM
25Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — In Memory of Henrietta I. Drummond1892 - 1918
On Main Street at Mineral Spring Avenue (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
First Rhode Island woman to make the supreme sacrifice as an Army Nurse with the Armed Forces of the United States in France during the World War "She laid him with the dead as she turned to soothe the living and bind the wounds . . . Map (db m151678) WM
26Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — John F. "Jack" McGeeRhode Island's First Aviator
On Newport St.
1885-1918 During his flying career, Jack McGee, one of Pawtucket's most famous sons and a pioneer in this country's aviation history, used this general area of Darlington to make many of his historic flights. On June 11th 1918 he was killed . . . Map (db m45089) HM
27Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Looff Carousel
On Armistice Blvd.
This is the oldest stander carousel in the world it was built by pioneer craftsman Charles I. D. Looff in 1895, and was installed in Slater park in 1910. Open weekends April, May, June, September, October and daily in July and August. Available . . . Map (db m45091) HM
28Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Milling MachinesBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Slater Street just east of Roosevelt Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
David Wilkinson and his father built this mill together, finishing it in 1811. It made sense to build it next to Slater Mill. When Slater married Wilkinson's sister, Hannah, the families grew even closer and shared several ventures. At . . . Map (db m151661) HM
29Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Old Slater Mill
Reported permanently removed.
Samuel Slater (1768-1835) opened this water-powered cotton spinning factory in 1793. Slater had left England in 1789 with working knowledge of mechanical yarn-making, and in Pawtucket he discovered artisans with the skills necessary for starting . . . Map (db m118316) HM
30Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Old Slater MillBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Slater Street just east of Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
The American Industrial Revolution began right here. In 1793, Samuel Slater teamed up with investors and local artisans. Together, they built a first for the United States—a successful cotton spinning mill that was run by water power. . . . Map (db m151657) HM
31Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket City Hall
On Roosevelt Avenue just north of Leather Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m151656) HM
32Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public LibraryDeborah Cook Sayles Building — 1899 - 1902 —
On Summer Street (Rhode Island Route 15) just east of Maple Street, on the right when traveling west.
This building is a contributing structure of the Downtown Pawtucket Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior The Deborah Cook Sayles . . . Map (db m151674) HM
33Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public Library / Old Pawtucket Post Office1896 - 1897 — City of Pawtucket, Incorporated 1886 —
On Summer Street (Rhode Island Route 15) just west of High Street, on the right when traveling west.
This building is a contributing structure of the Downtown Pawtucket Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior [Top plaque:] The . . . Map (db m151672) HM
34Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Veterans MemorialCity of Pawtucket — Incorporated 1886 —
On Exchange Street at Roosevelt Avenue, on the right on Exchange Street.
Honor to our gallant men and women who served their nation in the military during times of peril They gave their yesterdays in order to insure our tomorrows Lest we forget A grateful community wishes to acknowledge all . . . Map (db m151653) WM
35Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — River and Fields at Pawtucket
On Exchange Street near Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
One of the bounds of Providence mentioned in the Indian deed to Roger WilliamsMap (db m151654) HM
36Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Slater MillBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Slater Street just east of Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Slater Mill was America's first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill. For a small fee, tour the mill and learn how Samuel Slater and local craftsmen created machines that spun cotton into thread. Explore the Wilkinson machine shop and see a . . . Map (db m151659) HM
37Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Slater Mill Historic SiteBlackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor — Rhode Island — Massachusetts
Near Roosevelt Avenue south of Leather Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
The American Industrial Revolution began at Slater Mill. Here, in 1793, Samuel Slater, with Providence investors and Pawtucket artisans, built the first water-powered, cotton spinning factory in the United States. Beginning with this wooden mill, . . . Map (db m118324) HM
38Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Spanish American War MemorialFreedom Patriotism Humanity — 1898 - 1902 —
On Spring Street at Exchange Street, on the left when traveling north on Spring Street.
To perpetuate the memory of all who with unfailing loyalty defended on land and sea the nation's honor in the War with Spain, Phillipine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition.Map (db m151652) WM
39Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Sylvanus Brown House
Near Roosevelt Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Sylvanus Brown lived in this cottage from 1784 to 1824. Brown's proven pattern-making and carpentry skills earned him a place at Samuel Slater's side. Brown had also built water-powered mills and visited European mill sites. Between 1789 and . . . Map (db m118327) HM
40Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — The Old Slater Mill
Near Roosevelt Avenue.
The birthplace of the cotton manufacturing industry in America. Here in 1793 Samuel Slater, Moses Brown, and William Almy established the first successful cotton factory in the United States.Map (db m1612) HM
41Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — The Perfect PlaceBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15) at Roosevelt Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
When Samuel Slater first came here, the village had everything he needed to succeed. Pawtucket Falls provided ample waterpower. That energy was already powering local machine shops. Those shops were run by skilled mechanics who could assist with . . . Map (db m151670) HM
42Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — The Wilkinson Mill
David Wilkinson (1771-1852), a blacksmith from Smithfield, Rhode Island, moved to Pawtucket in the early 1780s. Wilkinson invented new machines, including a steamboat, which he demonstrated in Pawtucket in 1792 (15 years before Robert Fulton's . . . Map (db m118248) HM
43Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial
On Blake Street just east of Fountain Street, on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to the memory of all the members of the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 and its Auxiliary Past Present & Future Founded 1920 Auxiliary 1921 [Left side of the memorial:] . . . Map (db m151651) WM
44Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Water WorksBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Roosevelt Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling north.
The water flowing through the millrace below you was brought here to do work. It was diverted from the Blackstone River on your right and will flow back into it downstream. Wilkinson Mill, the stone building on your left, shared this raceway with . . . Map (db m151667) HM
45Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Waterpower
Near Roosevelt Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15), on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Controlling water power during the early years of the Industrial Revolution also meant gaining control of political, economic, and social power. Re-engineering water courses in this area often brought lawsuits and anger. In August 1792, four . . . Map (db m118317) HM
46Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — 30 — Wilkinson Mill
Near Roosevelt Avenue.
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Wilkinson Mill, 1810. Site of the shop of David Wilkinson (1771–1852) Father of the American Machine Tool Industry.Map (db m1611) HM
47Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Indomitable
On Hope Street at Cushing Street, on the right when traveling north on Hope Street.
The Brown Bear was introduced in 1904 as the athletic mascot and symbol of the College. Throughout the decades, the Bear has been represented in verse, song, and image, as well as by live bears named Bruno, costumed students, and campus statuary. . . . Map (db m151684) HM
48Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Changing Nation
On North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
By the end of the Revolutionary War, the center of town had moved to several blocks south of this point. From 1820 to 1850 the Blackstone Canal and Providence and Worcester Railroad were built along the western edge of this plot, and Canal Street . . . Map (db m106872) HM
49Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Howling Wilderness
On North Main Street (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Though uninhabited on the eve of its settlement by Europeans, this area already had a 7000 year history of activity by native Americans. In 1636, this land was the low, marshy shoreline of a large saltwater cove to the west, along the eastern side . . . Map (db m56175) HM
50Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Livelie Experiment
Near North Main Street (U.S. 1) at Howland Street, on the left when traveling north.
…at last to proclaim a true and absolute Soul-Freedom to all the people of the land impartially, so that no person be forced to pray nor pay, otherwise than as his Soul believeth and consenteth. Roger Williams, from Butler's . . . Map (db m115209) HM
51Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Place for Your Ideas
Near North Main Street (U.S. 1) south of Smith Street, on the left when traveling north.
There is no National Memorial to Roger Williams here [in Washington], unlike the monuments to other national heroes like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Our National Memorial is in Rhode Island, where he lived and left us a philosophical . . . Map (db m115205) HM
52Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Shelter for Persons Distressed
On North Main Street, in the median.
In 1636, Roger Williams bought land from the Narragansett chiefs and established a colony here near the site of a fresh water spring. Naming the town for God's providence to him, Williams declared the settlement a shelter for the persecuted of all . . . Map (db m56176) HM
53Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — A Thoroughfare Town
On North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
This intersection was the earliest center of colonial Providence. A grist mill stood just north, at the falls of Moshassuck River, and a tannery and taverns were nearby across the street. In 1676 the natives of many tribes united against the New . . . Map (db m56152) HM
54Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Across the River from Market Squaretaken from "The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence" by John Hutchins Cady
On Westminster Street at Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling west on Westminster Street. Reported damaged.
In the 18th century the west side of the Providence River, now Downtown Providence and the Financial District, was known as the Weybosset Side after the name of its first street. With the dawn of the 19th century, development surged on the . . . Map (db m151701) HM
55Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Ambrose Burnside Memorial
On Exchange Street at Exchange Terrace, on the left when traveling north on Exchange Street.
BurnsideMap (db m151650) WM
56Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Annye
On Washington Street just east of Snow Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1959, Annye came to Providence from Montgomery, Alabama. She'd answered an advertisement in the newspaper, placed by an East Side widower who was looking for a live-in caretaker for his children. On this spring evening, ready to have her . . . Map (db m151645) HM
57Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Around the Corner from Market Squaretaken from “The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence” by John Hutchins Cady
On Canal Walk.
Providence’s Downtown was not always located in its present location across the river. The first town center was located along the Moshassock River and North Main Street near St. John’s Episcopal Church. The second Downtown was located around . . . Map (db m107762) HM
58Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Beneficent Congregational Church
On Weybosset Street, on the left when traveling south.
Organized in 1743 under the leadership of Joseph Snow Sr. as ruling elder First minister Rev Joseph Snow Jr. 1743-1793 Original meeting house built on this site 1744-6 Present building dedicated in 1810 Vestry and Chancel remodeled and present . . . Map (db m56338) HM
59Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Near Meeting Street just west of Thayer Street, on the left.
Former site of the Bethel A.M.E. Church 1866-1961 Beginning as a free mission in 1795, members met in the African Meeting House before purchasing this lot in 1820. The services were held in the homes of the members for over 40 years. In 1866, . . . Map (db m30314) HM
60Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — 11 — Bridging the SeekonkProvidence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point
On India Street, 0.2 miles east of Tockwotton Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1793, John Brown and associates built the first bridge to connect India Point with what is now East Providence. A toll bridge was variously called John Brown's Bridge, India Bridge, and finally Washington Bridge, because of a wooden statue of . . . Map (db m151685) HM
61Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
On F C Greene Memorial Blvd., on the left when traveling south.
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Soldier of Liberty American Revolutionary Hero 1747-1779 This monument was erected by the Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Bi-Centennial memorial committee of Rhode Island in memory of Casimir Pulaski. A . . . Map (db m57674) HM
62Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Brown University Slave Trade Memorial
Near Prospect Street.
This memorial recognizes Brown University’s connection to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the work of Africans and African-Americans, enslaved and free, who helped build our university, Rhode island, and the nation. In 2003 Brown . . . Map (db m107414) HM
63Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Burning of British Taxed Tea
On South Main Street (U.S. 44) at College Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street.
Near this spot the men and women of Providence showed their resistance to the unfair taxation by burning British Taxed tea in the night March 2nd 1775Map (db m56349) HM
64Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Channeling Progress
On Canal Street (U.S. 44) north of Park Row, on the left when traveling south.
In 1830, the area around you was bustling with activity that dramatically changed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley. The Blackstone Canal, across Canal Street from where you stand, was an economic lifeline. The canal linked Providence's . . . Map (db m122505) HM
65Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — College Hill Historic District
On Benefit Street, on the right when traveling south.
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 and illustrating the history of the United States US . . . Map (db m56155) HM
66Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 /Fox Point and the Night Boat Era 1822-1932
On Gano Street.
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point 1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . Map (db m75989) HM
67Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Congdon Street Baptist Church
On Congdon Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1874 as the second meeting house and a place of worship for the 19th century Afro-American communityMap (db m57751) HM
68Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Court and State House
On South Court Street, on the right when traveling west.
This edifice of which the older portion was begun in the year of Our Lord 1760 and first occupied in 1762 was used as Court and State House by the Colony and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations until the year 1900Map (db m56158) HM
69Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Crawford Street Bridge Without Crawford Street
On South Water Street (U.S. 44) at Packet Street, on the right when traveling south on South Water Street.
Providence has changed dramatically since its founding in 1636, from the early settlement enriched by farmland, to the town competing with Newport for trade, to the thriving capital it is today. This evolution can be evaluated through a case . . . Map (db m151732) HM
70Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Easter Rising
On Dyer Street, 0.1 miles north of Friendship Street, on the right when traveling north.
This plaque commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. During that armed insurrection in Dublin and other parts of the country, against British colonial rule, Ireland was proclaimed a sovereign, independent . . . Map (db m151749) HM
71Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Federal Building / U.S. Courthouse
On Fulton Street at Exchange Street, on the right when traveling south on Fulton Street.
Originally the U.S. Courthouse Constructed 1908 Clark and Howe, Architects Entered on the National Register of Historic Places, April 13, 1872. This property makes a significant architectural contribution to the nation's cultural . . . Map (db m198175) HM
72Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — First Baptist Church
Near Thomas Street.
Members of the Afro-American community met in the vestry of this historic church in 1819 to establish the 1st African Meeting House in Rhode Island.Map (db m57750) HM
73Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — First Baptist Church in America 375th Anniversary
On Main Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
This memorial plaque is presented by the American Baptist Churches USA to First Baptist Church in America Providence, Rhode Island On the Occasion of its 375th Anniversary 1638 - 2013 Who from its founding by Roger . . . Map (db m122521) HM
74Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — First Professional Theater
On Mathewson Street, on the left when traveling north.
Site of the "first' Professional Theater in Providence from August 6, 1795- September 23, 1832Map (db m56281) HM
75Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — First Town House of Providence
On South Main Street (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling north.
On this lot stood the first town house of Providence here from time to time Roger Williams presided over freemen from 1644-1647Map (db m56159) HM
76Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — First Universalist Church
On Washington Street just south of Greene Street, on the right when traveling north.
Established 10 April 1821 at Westminster and Union Streets. Third Sanctuary dedicated, 20 November 1872. Founding member, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, 1937. Organizing member, Providence Intown Churches Association, 1974. . . . Map (db m151643) HM
77Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Fleur-De-Lys Studio
On Thomas Street, on the right when traveling west.
Fleur-De-Lys Studio Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1992 National Park Services United States Department of the . . . Map (db m57749) HM
78Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Fountain Street
On Fountain Street at Mathewson Street, on the right when traveling north on Fountain Street.
At the turn of the century, the area around Mathewson Street was the core of Providence's entertainment district. By 1916, Providence had as many as sixteen theaters. The site next to Grace Church marked the changes. The Nickel theater known as . . . Map (db m56464) HM
79Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Fox Point Cape Verdean CommunityProvidence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point
On India Street.
Cape Verdean Immigration to Rhode Island The Cape Verdean community in Fox Point originated from the Cape Verde Islands, a tiny archipelago lying 240 nautical miles off the coast of West Africa. Uninhabited prior to discovery by the Portuguese . . . Map (db m75995) HM
80Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Fox Point: The 19th Century Port of Providence / Shipping Expands Around the PointDowngrade from goods and passengers to coal and scrap metal
On India Street.
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point 1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . Map (db m75992) HM
81Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Gabriel Bernon
On Canal Street, in the median.
Near this spot lived Gabriel Bernon a Huguenot Refugee Born Larochelle France April 6, 1644 Died Providence February 1, 1736 Merchant Colonizer ChurchmanMap (db m56148) HM
82Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — 1 — Gano Park - Centuries of HistoryFox Point's Seekonk Shoreline & India Point
On Old Bridge Path at Power Street, on the right when traveling south on Old Bridge Path.
"What Cheer, Netop?" Roger Williams Landing, 1636 If you were standing on this spot at any time prior to the late 1870's, you would have been standing (or more likely, swimming) in the Seekonk River. The original shoreline was several . . . Map (db m151691) HM
83Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Giovanni Da Verrazzano
On South Main Street (U.S. 44) close to College Street, on the right when traveling north.
To Giovanni Da Verrazzano The navigator from Italy who in 1524 crossed the perilous northern Ocean First to behold the coast of the future United States cast anchor in this bay explore its islands one of which because of its shape . . . Map (db m190083) HM
84Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Gone From Hence
On Canal Street (U.S. 44), on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Roger Williams died in Providence early in 1683, and was buried with a simple ceremony behind his home, near today's intersection of Benefit St. and Bowen St. Remains at the site were exhumed in 1860 and removed to the Old North Burying Ground. In . . . Map (db m56154) HM
85Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — HMS Gaspee“Sons of Liberty”
On South Main Street at Planet Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Upon this corner stood Sabin Tavern in which on the evening of June 9th 1772 the party met and organized to destroy the H.R.M. schooner Gaspee, in the destruction of which was shed the first blood in the American Revolution.Map (db m56292) HM
86Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Hope College
Near Waterman Street.
Erected in 1822 by Nicholas Brown, 1786 Trustee 1791 – 1825, Treasurer 1796 – 1825, Fellow 1825 – 1841, as a gift to the University which bears his name. Renovated in 1891 under the direction of Marshall Woods, 1845, . . . Map (db m107405) HM
87Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Horace Mann
On George St. at Magee St., on the right when traveling east on George St..
This building honors the memory of Horace Mann 1796-1859 Brown University class of 1819 Father of American public education, Statesman, reformer, and advocate for the abolition of slaveryMap (db m59206) HM
88Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — John Brown House
On Powers Street, on the left when traveling east.
The home of John Brown Reflecting the wealth and position gained from his lucrative career as a slave trader, privateer, China trade merchant and Patriot.Map (db m56014) HM
89Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Lady Carrington and The Blackstone Canal
On Canal Street, on the right when traveling south.
If this were the year 1828 you could climb aboard the barge Lady Carrington and travel by water all the way to Worcester. It was October 8, 1828 and the Blackstone Canal had opened for passenger and cargo service between Providence and Worcester. . . . Map (db m56470) HM
90Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Lippitt House
On Hope Street at Angell Street, on the right when traveling north on Hope Street.
Lippitt House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1976 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m151683) HM
91Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Luigi Scala
Near College Street just west of South Main Street (U.S. 44), on the left when traveling west.
In honor of Luigi Scala Grand Venerable, Order Sons of Italy 1934 — 1971 Editor, bank president, counselor to immigrants, Italian historian, radio commentator, a man of rare culture and learning. He nobly furthered love for America . . . Map (db m193070) HM
92Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Major Gales and Hurricanes around Market SquareSources: "The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence" by John Hutchins Cady — and Providence Journal Bulletin Rhode Island Almanac
On Westminster Street at Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling west on Westminster Street. Reported damaged.
During the early history of Providence, hurricanes were known as gales. The first recorded gale occurred on the night of October 24, 1761. A hard gale brought the highest tide into the harbor of Providence that had been known in the memory of man . . . Map (db m151702) HM
93Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Major Henry Harrison Young
On Exchange Terrace, 0.1 miles east of Fountain Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east.
Rhode Island's Tribute to Major Henry Harrison Young for valor, during the Civil War, 1861 - 1865. Major Second R.I. Volunteers Inf'. Brevet Lieut. Col. U.S. Vols. Chief of Scouts to Gen. Sheridan.
"To Major H.H. . . . Map (db m151641) WM
94Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Marconi
On F C Greene Memorial Blvd., on the left when traveling west.
to Gugliemo Marconi Father of Wireless Telegraphy A grateful generation erects this monument in thanksgiving for the wondrous gift of aerial communication which has enriched commerce and industry. Fostered the arts and sciences. . . . Map (db m57581) HM
95Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Morris Brown House
On Rochambeau Avenue just east of Lorimer Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Morris Brown House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1793Map (db m151679) HM
96Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Olney Street Riot 1831
On Olney Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers.Map (db m57584) HM
97Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Pembroke College Tribute
On Meeting Street just east of Brown Street, on the right when traveling west.
The building adjacent to this site housed Pembroke College Founded in 1891 with six students, the Woman's College in Brown University formally established in 1896 and renamed Pembroke College in 1928. The first women to receive degrees were . . . Map (db m56330) HM
98Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Prince Hall
On Eddy Street at Mutual Street, on the right when traveling south on Eddy Street.
PHA Dedicated To Our Founder Prince Hall First Grand Master Free and Accepted Masons Patriot Soldier Teacher Sept. 1748 - Dec. 1807Map (db m57580) HM
99Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F.A.M.
On Eddy Street, on the right when traveling south.
Hiram Lodge No.3 of the Prince Hall Masons was founded in 1797. It is the second oldest lodge in Masonic history. The Masonic order has played an invaluable role in the development of Afro-American moral values. Social skills and leadership . . . Map (db m57579) HM
100Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence — Providence(Water Street)
On South Water Street, on the right when traveling south.
The site of an 18th century seaport village where seafaring merchants participated in the African slave trade. In the 20th century this port was used by Cape Verdeans who came to live in America.Map (db m56287) HM

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