Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Summer 8-1971

Description

This is the old Bull Dog Tavern built in 1798. This tavern may have given the name to the area as Bull Dog Square, later Randall Square. It survived the fire that took the American Screw Company in July 1971. Richard Smith of Smithfield, RI took up the tavern’s ownership in 1820. During this time, Richard utilized the large assembly room to conduct religious meetings on Sundays, which eventually gave rise to the Fourth Baptist Church Society.

Notes

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/article294.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=EmYUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA248&lpg=PA248&dq=bulldog+tavern+ri+%22Randall+Square%22&source=bl&ots=px7pufaNOd&sig=s795vdUyndqWmfkDUAtB8PeqHWo&hl=en&ei=OzJ1TcKeF7C10QHi7Y2lBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=and%20took%20possession%20of%20the%20Bull%20Dog%20Tavern&f=false

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

"Cities and towns – Growth; City planning – Rhode Island – Providence; Lost architecture --Rhode Island -- Providence; Randall Square (Providence, R.I.) "

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Charles St.

Keywords

Randall Square;

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