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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence is the county seat for Providence County
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1Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
2Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Changing Nation
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
3Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Howling Wilderness
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
4Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Livelie Experiment
…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
5Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
6Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Shelter for Persons Distressed
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
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7Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Thoroughfare Town
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
8Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Across the River from Market Square — taken from "The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence" by John Hutchins Cady
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
9Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Ambrose Burnside Memorial
BurnsideMap (db m151650) WM
10Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Annye
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
11Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Around the Corner from Market Square — taken 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
12Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Beneficent Congregational Church
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
13Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
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14Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 11 — Bridging the Seekonk — Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point
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
15Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
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
16Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
17Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
18Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Channeling Progress
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
19Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
20Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 /Fox Point and the Night Boat Era 1822-1932
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
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21Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
22Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
23Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
24Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Easter Rising
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
25Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Federal Building / U.S. Courthouse
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
26Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
27Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
28Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Professional Theater
Site of the "first' Professional Theater in Providence from August 6, 1795- September 23, 1832Map (db m56281) HM
29Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
30Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Universalist Church
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
31Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
32Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
33Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fox Point Cape Verdean Community — Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point
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
34Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fox Point: The 19th Century Port of Providence / Shipping Expands Around the Point — Downgrade from goods and passengers to coal and scrap metal
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
35Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
36Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 1 — Gano Park - Centuries of History — Fox Point's Seekonk Shoreline & India Point
"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
37Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Giovanni Da Verrazzano
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
38Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Gone From Hence
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
39Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
40Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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, . . . Map (db m107405) HM
41Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
42Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — John Brown House
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
43Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Lady Carrington and The Blackstone Canal
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
44Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Lippitt House
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
45Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
46Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Major Gales and Hurricanes around Market Square — Sources: "The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence" by John Hutchins Cady — and Providence Journal Bulletin Rhode Island Almanac —
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
47Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Major Henry Harrison Young
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
48Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Marconi
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
49Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Morris Brown House
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
50Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Olney Street Riot 1831
The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers.Map (db m57584) HM
51Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
52Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Prince Hall
PHA Dedicated To Our Founder Prince Hall First Grand Master Free and Accepted Masons Patriot Soldier Teacher Sept. 1748 - Dec. 1807Map (db m57580) HM
53Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F.A.M.
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
54Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence — (Water Street)
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
55Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence Harbor History — Brandon's Beach at Burnside Park
1600s Imagine you are here in 1636, when Providence looked very different. Providence Harbor was full of ships, an active hub for fishing and trade. It played an important role as the city grew. 1700s In the 1700s, the . . . Map (db m151649) HM
56Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence Marine Corps of Artillery — Chartered 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 • Captain . . . Map (db m122517) HM
57Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence Preservation Organizations
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
58Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 4 — Providence River Bridge — Its Design and Construction / Its Journey Up Narragansett Bay by Barges — Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point —
Providence River Bridge: Its Design and Construction Design: The Providence River Bridge is 1,235 feet long and 164 feet wide. Its arch span is 80 feet high and 400 feet long. This structure is a modern day architectural and engineering . . . Map (db m151695) HM
59Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence River Park
The Providence River was known by early settlers as "The Great Salt River", translated from the original Indian name.Map (db m151693) HM
60Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
61Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Repentance for Slavery
On this site Providence R.I. July 5th 1999 in conjunction with the 22nd general Synod of the United Church of Christ a group of church and community people gathered in an act of repentance for African American slavery and in celebration of human . . . Map (db m56283) HM
62Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
63Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial
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64Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial
The great famine of 1845-1851 was the most important event of the Nineteenth century Ireland. In the seven terrible years between 1845 and 1851, the potato crop, on which a large majority of the Irish people depended for their survival, failed . . . Map (db m56278) HM
65Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial
In Tribute to Rhode Island Korean War VeteransMap (db m56348) WM
66Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Erected by the people of Rhode Island to the memory of the brave men who died that their country might live (Plaque): Civil War Monument This monument commemorates the members of the 1st Rhode Island regiment and the 14th Rhode . . . Map (db m56161) HM
67Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island State House — Inscription near the dome
To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty in religious concernmentsMap (db m62089) HM
68Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
69Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rise of the Gangways (1704-1844) / Fall of the Gangways (1844-1983)
Rise of the Gangways 1704-1844 Providence was transformed in the 1700s from a rural hamlet to a seaport busily trading with other colonies, England, the West Indies and Africa. Tall masted ships docked as far north as Hall's Wharf (now . . . Map (db m151724) HM
70Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — River Relocation Project and Providence River Park — Dedicated to the Citizens of Providence and the State of Rhode Island
History During the late 1970's, planners began to focus on some of the longstanding urban design issues in Downtown Providence. Elevated railroad tracks and parking lots divided Downtown from the State House and Smith Hill. The . . . Map (db m151743) HM
71Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — River Relocation Project and Providence River Park
Upriver from this place, the granite-clad pedestrian bridge marks the beginning of the original Providence River Relocation Project, which extends 1½ miles around the Financial District, then west to Waterplace and the Providence Place Mall. . . . Map (db m151746) HM
72Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
73Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Roger Williams Founded Providence Here in 1636
The Spring of clear cold water located thirty feet west of this point led Roger Williams to found Providence here in the year 1636 from which center has developed in four directionsMap (db m122490) HM
74Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 12 — Roger Williams Landing 1636 — Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point & India Point
Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was born in London in 1603. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1627, Williams took holy orders in the church of England. In 1630 he emigrated to the New World and settled in the Massachusetts . . . Map (db m57585) HM
75Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Roger Williams National Memorial — National 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
76Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Seasonal Gathering
For thousands of years before European settlement, people came from across the region to the Great Salt Cove to hunt, fish, and farm. The Narragansett, Wampanoag, Massachusett, and Nipmuc all used the trails that intersected here on the upper . . . Map (db m115212) HM
77Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
78Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
79Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
80Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Snowtown Riot 1831
The site of the second major riot between Providence Afro-American residents and White workersMap (db m56149) HM
81Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
82Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Steeple Street — History of the World's Widest Bridge
[The marker shows the width of the bridge at several points in history:] 1711 - 1743 1744 - 1791 1792 - 1815Map (db m151707) HM
83Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Steeple Street — History of the World's Widest Bridge
[The marker shows the width of the bridge at several points in history:] 1816 - 1843 1844 - 1890 1891 - 1987Map (db m151708) HM
84Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Steeple Street Complex — 1827 - 1847
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 . . . Map (db m56171) HM
85Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Stephanie and Ashley
Stephanie tells me that she was born in Senegal and spoke only French as a child, but Ashley was born in Providence. They say that their family is originally from Cape Verde, an island chain off the coast of West Africa that was uninhabited until . . . Map (db m151648) HM
86Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Stephen Hopkins — 1707 - 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
87Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Styles
Styles remembers being a child in Wakefield, growing up in a small cottage near the ocean, with an outhouse at the back and a fire burning in the pot-bellied stove. He and his cousins would ride in the back of his grandfather's truck to . . . Map (db m151644) HM
88Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Arcade — Also known as the Providence Arcade
Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark this site posses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America An important example of modern monolithic granite construction, this is one of the most . . . Map (db m44926) HM
89Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence — Memorial Plaza
In memory of two Haitian Freedom Fighters born into slavery, Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines symbolized those who fought for the liberation of Saint Dominque from its colonial bonds between 1791-1804. Armed with the conviction that . . . Map (db m57583) HM
90Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
91Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — 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
92Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Century to Statehood
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
93Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Changing Face of the West Bank / The West Bank
The Changing Face of the West Bank Unlike the straight waterline of the east bank of the Providence River—formed by the steep, rising hillside—the west bank was irregular and swampy. By 1819, while the entire length of the east . . . Map (db m151751) HM
94Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Crawford Street Bridge — taken from "The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence" by John Hutchin Cady
Market Square and the Weybossett Bridge became the head of navigation in the Old Harbor with the construction of a fixed type bridge in 1816. Ships docked along the northern portion of South Water Street (now Memorial Park) and were serviced from . . . Map (db m151741) HM
95Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The First Baptist Church
Founded by Roger Williams A.D. 1638 The oldest Baptist Church in America The oldest church in this state This meeting house erected A.D. 1773Map (db m56032) HM
96Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The First Baptist Meetinghouse
The First Baptist Meeting House is locate one block east of this bridge at 75 North Main Street. Founded in 1638 by Roger Williams, the First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist congregation in America and has held continuous services since . . . Map (db m151712) HM
97Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The First Official Residence of the President of Brown University
1770 - 1840 Near this location was the first official residence of the President of Brown UniversityMap (db m151704) HM
98Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier/A Second Life for the Hurricane Barrier
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 m75988) HM
99Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Glory Days of Providence's Old Harbor
The ship George Washington was the last of three ships all named by John Brown after his friend and compatriot. The 624-ton ship George Washington, designed for the India trade, was built in Providence in 1793 and made its first voyage . . . Map (db m151748) HM
100Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island — 1797 1853
Saint Johns Lodge Number One F. & A. M. of Providence Added and used third story of this building Dedicated by Grand Master Jabez Brown December 27, 1797 Meeting Place of The most Worshipful Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Rhode Island . . . Map (db m193110) HM

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