Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1985

Description

In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-grandaughter of Providence founder Roger Williams, gave the city the 102 acre tract of land with the provision that the land be used for a park or cemetery and that a memorial to Roger WIlliams be included. It was constructed in the 1880s. The I-95/R.I. 10 interchange appears prominently to the center left.

Notes

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 145-147.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Park

Building Style

Landscape

Themes

Urban Parks

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Roger Williams Park (Providence, R.I.); Urban parks -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Public spaces -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 95 (Rhode Island); Rhode Island Highway 10 (Providence); South Elmwood (Providence, R.I.); Neighborhoods -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

950 Elmwood Ave.

Keywords

aerial, Roger Williams Park, public spaces, urban parks, neighborhoods

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