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Image of the personal bookplate of Patrick Joseph McCarthy who was Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from January 1907 to January 1909.See also:Guide to the McCarthy-Bannon Family Collection


Ceremonies and parade of ranks related to the transfer of State Battle Flags from the old State House on Benefit Street to the new State Capitol on Smith Hill, Saturday October 17, 1903. It was at the Butler Exchange (built 1873, demolished 1925)…


Providence 8 of the 8th month 1638 (so called)

In memorandum I Roger Wiliams
having formerly purchased of Caunounicus
& Miantunome this our situation or
plantation of New Providence viz the
two fresh Rivers Wanaquatuckit &
Mooshausick &…


Image of a soldier standing in front of the Cranston Street Armory located in Providence, Rhode Island.The Cranston Street Armory is a historic building in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The architects were…


Images of the Dexter Training Grounds located in Providence, Rhode Island.Dexter Training Ground, situated in the Eighth ward, on Dexter street, is nearly oblong in shape and contains an area of about nine acres. It was given to the city by Ebenezer…


Various aerial views of the construction of Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. When the college was established in 1854 as the Rhode Island State Normal School, its goal was to provide teacher preparation to young people from Rhode…


Images of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul located at Cathedral Square in Providence, Rhode Island. The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is a Roman Catholic cathedral at 30 Fenner Street in the Cathedral Square neighborhood of Providence,…


Aerial view of Providence, Rhode Island.See also: Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket,…

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Aerial view of Providence, Rhode Island.See also: Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982 Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket,…

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Image of Chinatown section located in Providence, Rhode Island with a caption reading, "The last of Old Chinatown. All of the buildings through the center of the section were doomed by the extension of Empire Street. Former headquarters of local…


Image of the First Baptist Church in America located in Providence, Rhode Island. The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as First Baptist Meetinghouse. The oldest Baptist church…


Various images of the Sullivan Dorr House located on the corner of Bowen Street and Benefit Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Sullivan Dorr (1778-1858) was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Ebenezer (1739-1809) and Abigail (Cummingham) Dorr…


Images of Dorr Headquarters located on Atwells Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island.Nearly seventy years after the Declaration of Independence, Rhode Island was still governed by the English Royal Charter. Suffrage rights guaranteed under the…


Image of Providence City Hall, circa 1900 located on Dorrance Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:A Brief History of Providence City Hall By Paul Campbell, City ArchivistPreston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Report of…


Various images of assorted postcard drawings and photographs of Providence City Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. Built 1878.See also:A Brief History of Providence City Hall By Paul Campbell, City ArchivistPreston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c),…


Image of a postcard depicting the Providence City Hall and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.See also:A Brief History of Providence City Hall By Paul Campbell, City ArchivistInternet Archive: Proceedings…


Image of the Second Red Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island which was replaced in 1895 by the third Red Bridge. The Henderson Bridge (known by some locals as the New Red Bridge) is a bridge in Rhode Island which spans the Seekonk River, connecting the…


Image of the Smith Street Bridge located in Providence, Rhode Island. The Smith Street Bridge was built in 1872.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Report of the Commission on the Relocation of Monuments in the City…


Image of the Crawford Street Bridge located in Providence, Rhode Island. The original Crawford Street Bridge was built in 1873. Beginning in 1930 it was rebuilt with 8 interconnecting bridges eventually covering more than 3 acres. In 1988 the…


Various images of the Cranston Street Armory located in Providence, Rhode Island. The Cranston Street Armory is a historic building in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The architects were William R. Walker…

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