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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 (330) Bristol County, RI (62) Kent County, RI (21) Windham County, CT (94) Bristol County, MA (186) Norfolk County, MA (118) Worcester County, MA (355)  ProvidenceCounty(330) Providence County (330)  BristolCounty(62) Bristol County (62)  KentCounty(21) Kent County (21)  WindhamCountyConnecticut(94) Windham County (94)  BristolCountyMassachusetts(186) Bristol County (186)  NorfolkCounty(118) Norfolk County (118)  WorcesterCounty(355) Worcester County (355)
Providence is the county seat for Providence County
Adjacent to Providence County, Rhode Island
      Bristol County (62)  
      Kent County (21)  
      Windham County, Connecticut (94)  
      Bristol County, Massachusetts (186)  
      Norfolk County, Massachusetts (118)  
      Worcester County, Massachusetts (355)  
 
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1 Rhode Island, Providence County, Burrillville — World War II Memorial
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
2 Rhode Island, Providence County, Central Falls — Pierce Park and Riverwalk
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
3 Rhode Island, Providence County, Cumberland — Monastery Bell
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
4 Rhode Island, Providence County, Cumberland — Nine Men’s Misery
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
5 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — Honorary Ribeira Grande Avenue
East Providence - Ribeira Grande Sister Cities Committee Established 1982 Recipient of the Sister Cities International Award for Professional Assistance Sister Cities International Conference Los Angeles, California . . . Map (db m222607) HM
6 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — Jocelyn-Silva Memorial BridgeRhode Island
Pvt. Edward J. Jocelyn U.S.A. • Cpl. Manuel G. Silva U.S.A.Map (db m222598) WM
7 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — McDowell-Slade Memorial BridgeRhode Island
P.F.C. John J. McDowell U.S.A. • P.F.C. Frederick T. Slade U.S.A.Map (db m222597) WM
8 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — McLynch-Gilbert Memorial BridgeRhode Island
Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. McLynch U.S.A. • Lt. Mark R. Gilbert U.S.N.Map (db m222599) WM
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9 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — Roster of Bucklin Post No. 20 G.A.R.
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
10 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of East Providence who served in all wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country.Map (db m222606) WM
11 Rhode Island, Providence County, East Providence, Watchemoket Square His. Dist. — Washington Bridge
This bridge opened for traffic in 1930 and known as the Washington Bridge first opened to traffic on April 12th 1793 and which carried the following inscription on an abutment
Washington Bridge. Built by John Brown . . . Map (db m222506) HM
12 Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Captain Wilbur Kelly
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
13 Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — In Memory of Our Townsmen
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14 Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Kelly’s Mill
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
15 Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — Splendid Mansion of Eleazer Arnold
Splendid Mansion of Eleazer Arnold Built 1687 placed by Rhode Island Independence Chapter Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m196826) HM
16 Rhode Island, Providence County, Lincoln — World War I MemorialLincoln, Rhode Island
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
17 Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield, Slatersville — Commercial Blocks
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
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18 Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield, Slatersville — In Honor of WWII Veterans
In Honor of WWII VeteransMap (db m192606) WM
19 Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield, Slatersville — James S. Slater Memorial Park
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
20 Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield, Slatersville — North Smithfield Veterans Monument
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
21 Rhode Island, Providence County, North Smithfield, Slatersville — North Smithfield Vietnam War Memorial
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
22 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pascoag — Burrillville Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the men and women of Burrillville who answered the call for Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on TerrorismMap (db m191222) WM
23 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pascoag — Burrillville Veterans Plaque
In Memory of All Burrillville Veterans donated by The Pascoag Business Association November 11, 1989Map (db m191220) WM
24 Rhode 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 —
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
25 Rhode 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 —
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
26 Rhode 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 —
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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27 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Civil War Memorial
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
28 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Daggett House
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
29 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — First Successful Cotton Mill in America
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
30 Rhode 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 —
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
31 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — In Memory of Henrietta I. Drummond1892 - 1918
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
32 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — John F. "Jack" McGeeRhode Island's First Aviator
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
33 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Looff Carousel
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
34 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Milling MachinesBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
35 Rhode 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
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36 Rhode 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 —
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
37 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket City Hall150 Roosevelt Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m151656) HM
38 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public LibraryDeborah Cook Sayles Building — 1899 - 1902 —
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
39 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public Library / Old Pawtucket Post Office1896 - 1897 — City of Pawtucket, Incorporated 1886 —
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
40 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Pawtucket Veterans MemorialCity of Pawtucket — Incorporated 1886 —
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
41 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — River and Fields at Pawtucket
One of the bounds of Providence mentioned in the Indian deed to Roger WilliamsMap (db m151654) HM
42 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Slater MillBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
43 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Slater Mill Historic SiteBlackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor — Rhode Island — Massachusetts — 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
44 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Spanish American War MemorialFreedom Patriotism Humanity — 1898 - 1902 —
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
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45 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Sylvanus Brown House 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
46 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — The Old Slater Mill
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
47 Rhode 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 —
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
48 Rhode 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
49 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial
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
50 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Water WorksBlackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
51 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — Waterpower 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
52 Rhode Island, Providence County, Pawtucket — 30 — Wilkinson Mill1810 — National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark —
Site of the shop of David Wilkinson (1771–1852). Father of the American machine tool industry.Map (db m1611) HM
53 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Blackstone Boulevard Realty Plat Historic District — Morris Brown House317 Rochambeau Avenue
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
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54 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Indomitable
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
55 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — A Changing Nation 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
56 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — A Place for Your Ideas
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
57 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — A Thoroughfare Town 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
58 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Around the Corner from Market Squaretaken from “The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence” by John Hutchins Cady
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
59 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Bethel A.M.E. Church
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
60 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Brown University Slave Trade Memorial
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
61 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Burning of British Taxed Tea
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
62 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — College Hill Historic District
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
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63 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Congdon Street Baptist Church
Built in 1874 as the second meeting house and a place of worship for the 19th century Afro-American communityMap (db m57751) HM
64 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Court and State House
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
65 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Crawford Street Bridge Without Crawford 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
66 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — First Baptist Church
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
67 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — First Baptist Church in America 375th Anniversary
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
68 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — First Town House of Providence
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
69 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Fleur-De-Lys Studio
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
70 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Gabriel Bernon
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
71 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — HMS Gaspee“Sons of Liberty”
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
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72 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Hope College
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, Trustee 1856 – . . . Map (db m107405) HM
73 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Horace Mann
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
74 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Isaac Hale1807 - 1890
With the vision and efforts of local merchant and watch maker Isaac Hale, this property was acquired and donated to the city in 1867 for a small public park where "generations of Providence residents might look out with increasing pride upon the . . . Map (db m223299) HM
75 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — John Brown HouseRhode Island Afro-American Heritage Trail
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
76 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Lippitt House199 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
77 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Luigi Scala
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
78 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Pembroke College Tribute
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
79 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — PFC Alfred Silver USA
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80 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Prospect Terrace
This hilltop has been an important and strategic location throughout the history of Providence. In early days there was a beacon to use for communication between settlements along Narragansett Bay. Later, at the beginning of the Revolutionary . . . Map (db m223296) HM
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81 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Prospect Terrace
Views from this hilltop have attracted visitors for centuries. In the 1860's, they were the inspiration for local merchant and neighbor, Isaac Hale to raise funds for the purchase and donation of the land to the city for a public park. In the . . . Map (db m223301) HM
82 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Providence Marine Corps of ArtilleryChartered 1801. — Mother of the Rhode Island Batteries —
From this armory there went for service at the front, during the War for the Union 1861-1865, First Battery: Captain Charles H. Tompkins Battery A • Captain William H. Reynolds Battery B • Captain Thomas F. Vaughan Battery C • . . . Map (db m122517) HM
83 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Providence Preservation Organizations Reported damaged
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Preservation Preservation & Heritage Commission [The left half of this section has been removed and makes the section illegible] Rhode Island Historical Society A short distance from here . . . Map (db m151714) HM
84 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Realizing Providence
Roger Williams said there was no amount of money that could have purchased Providence. In 1636, Williams and the Narragansett tribal leaders, or Sachems, Cononicus and Miantonomo, negotiated for the land that became Providence. Together, they . . . Map (db m115211) HM
85 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Revolutions: American and Industrial
In the decade before the Revolutionary War, the British were enforcing revenue laws by stationing maritime law enforcement vessels in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. In 1769, Newport citizens burned the British sloop in protest of violations . . . Map (db m151735) HM
86 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial
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87 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial
In Tribute to Rhode Island Korean War VeteransMap (db m56348) WM
88 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Rhode Island World War II Memorial
No lapse of time • No distance of space • Shall cause you to be forgotten Everett Yours has the suffering been • The memory shall be ours Longfellow We are grateful to the ninety six thousand Rhode . . . Map (db m151721) WM
89 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Rochambeau's Army in Rhode Island
A turning point in the American Revolution came in February 1780, when the King of France approved a plan to send an army to help the Americans. A French fleet carrying thousands of soldiers arrived five months later in Newport, where they spent . . . Map (db m189624) HM
90 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Roger Williams National MemorialNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Welcome to the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States. Roger Williams, fleeing religious persecution in England and Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded Providence here in 1636. The original inhabitants, the Narragansett and Wampanoag, . . . Map (db m115217) HM
91 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Shakespeare's Head
Built by publisher John Carter in 1772 to house the printing press of the Providence Gazette, the post office and a bookshop as well as Carter's growing family, this is one of the oldest three-story structures in Providence. So named for the . . . Map (db m56034) HM
92 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Sissieretta Jones"The greatest singer of her race" — 1868-1933 —
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, the internationally celebrated soprano known as "Black Patti" lived near this site at 7 Wheaton Street until her passing on June 24, 1933. With 17 medals and a diamond tiara bestowed upon her, she was the highest . . . Map (db m56160) HM
93 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Site of Roger Williams House
A few rods east of this spot stood the House of Roger Williams Founder of Providence 1636Map (db m122501) HM
94 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Snowtown Riot 1831
The site of the second major riot between Providence Afro-American residents and White workersMap (db m56149) HM
95 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — State Arsenal 20th Century Wars Memorial
Battery A R.I.N.G. Mexican Border June 28 - October 10 1916 ——————————— 1917 • YD • 1919 World War I 103rd Field Artillery 26th, Yankee Division, A.E.F. In . . . Map (db m122515) WM
96 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — Stephen Hopkins1707 - 1785 — Merchant and Ship Builder —
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 . . . Map (db m56030) HM
97 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — The Boys of Adams' Battery "G"Medal of Honor Recipients — "Adams' Intrepid Band of Cannoneers" —
For gallant conduct at Petersburg, VA April 2, 1865 SGT Archibald Malbourne • SGT John H. Havron CPL James A. Barber • CPL Samuel E. Lewis PVT John Corcoran • PVT Charles D. Ennis PVT George W. Potter Dedicated by the Providence Marine . . . Map (db m122516) WM
98 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — The Brown Bear
The Brown bear was originally cast in plaster by Eli Harvey. A fund raiser campaign to "put a hair on the bear" was led by Senator Theodore Francis Green Class of 1887, and resulted in the commission of a bronze sculpture in 1923, the bronze bear . . . Map (db m56087) HM
99 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — The Cathedral of St. JohnEpiscopal
Founded as Kings Church, 1722Map (db m222491) HM
100 Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, College Hill — The Century to Statehood Reported permanently removed
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 . . . Map (db m76655) HM

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