Rhode Island Revisited: The Collection of Howard W. Preston 1859-1936


“Rhode Island Revisited: The Collections of Howard W. Preston, 1859 - 1936” includes an array of early photographs, postcard views and historical publications depicting Rhode Island during the early part of the 20th-century. Among the items are a circa 1880 view of Newport’s Thames Street retail district, photos of Artic Center in West Warwick and street scenes of Wickford Village in North Kingstown from the 1920s.

Image of Custom House located in North Providence, RI. See also: Historic and Architectural Resources of North Providence, Rhode Island: A Preliminary report, 1978 AprilInventory of the Town and City Archives of Rhode Island; North Providence, (no.4,…

Image of Hope Street located in Bristol, RI.

Image of the Pawtuxet Bridge located in Cranston, RI, circa 1880. See also: Cranston: National Register of Historic Places., 1984 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Image of the William Bradford House with front lawn vegetable garden located in Bristol, RI.

Image of the center well dug by French Troops located at the Waterman's Tavern in Coventry, R.I., c. 1910.See also:Historic and Architectural Resources in Coventry, Rhode Island: A Preliminary Report, 1978 February