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Image of the dam at the Scituate Reservoir located in Scituate, R.I., c. 1925.Beginning in 1636, when Roger Williams founded Providence on the east bank of the Providence River, the only drinking water available was derived from private wells. In…

Image of "The oldest house in Shannock," located in Richmond, R.I., c. 1930. Formerly used as a grist mill and home of Mr. J. B. Blanchard.

Image of the Bristol Ferry leaving Portsmouth, R.I., c. 1925.

Image of Blackstone Valley Gas located in Pawtucket, RI, c. 1925-1930.

Image of Wickford Village located in North Kingstown, c. 1925-1930.Laid out as a port town in the first decade of the eighteenth century by Lodowick Updike, Wickford grew slowly during the early eighteenth century. By the time of the Revolution there…

Image of Narragansett Beach located in Narragansett, RI, c. 1925-1930.See also:Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development…

Image of Howard W. Preston, et al atop Bliss Hill Fort, Green End, located in Middletown, RI. Bliss Hill Fort was a Patriot fort built during the advance on the British lines at Green End Fort nearby.See also:Revolutionary War, American, 1775-1783

Image of the RI Red Memorial located in Little Compton, R.I. The RI Red Memorial is a bronze relief, depicting a life-size rooster, accompanied by text, and surrounded by a simple molding worked in the bronze. The relief is set into the rough but…

Image of the Eleazer Arnold House, built c. 1687, located in Lincoln, RI.In 1693, Eleazer Arnold, a major landowner, built his house along Great Road, one of the earliest roads in the colonies. Two stories high, with a pilastered chimney, the home…

Image of Neutaconkanut Hill located in Johnston, RI.

Image of the Jamestown Waterfront with US Naval ships in background, Jamestown, R.I., c. 1915-1920.See also:Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission: Rhode Island Historic Architectural Resources of Jamestown, 1995

Image of the Chepachet Jail located in Glocester, RI, c. 1925.See also:Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Town of Glocester, Rhode Island Monograph, November 1976

Image of the Cistercian Monastery located in Cumberland, RI. Excerpt from Cumberland Public Library Monastery History: The Cumberland Public Library is situated on the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, occupied by the monks of the…

Image of the Arthur Fenner House built 1655 (collapsed 1887) located in Cranston, RI. Used as a garrison in King Philip's War.See also:The Defenders of Providence During King Philips War by Howard W. Preston, April 1928

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

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

Image of the trademark for Gaine Laboratories, 1938.See also: Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972


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 Hope Street located in Bristol, RI.

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