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The Beneficent Congregational Church located at 300 Weybosset Street in Providence. Also known as the Round Top Church, it was originally constructed in 1809 as the Second Congregational Church, representing a theological split with the First Congregational Church (located on College Hill). This 1926 photograph shows the church alongside businesses and autombiles in downtown Providence, including the embeded trolley car rails in the streets. The reverse of the photograph is captioned, "Round top church, W.E.S, Aug. 27, 1926. With 6" Cold. III 3-a Graflex." The later part of the caption refers to the camera and the processing of the photograph. (Jordy, W. H., Onorato, R. J., & Woodward, W. M. K. (2004). Buildings of rhode island (Ser. Buildings of the united states). New York. p. 43.)


Providence (R.I.)


Providence (R.I.); Congregational churches; Architecture; Automobiles

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