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Date

Spring 5-8-1985

Description

Seen here is an aerial view of Roger Williams Park which was named after the founder of Providence, Roger Williams. The park evolved from a 100 acre parcel that Betsy Williams gave to the city in 1871. Today the park is a 430 acre public park. The park’s architect was H.W.S. Cleveland.

Notes

Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island, (Oxford, 2004), 132-134.

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Landscape Architect

Building Type

Park

Subject Headings

Urban development-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Aerial photography in city planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

park; Roger Williams Park;

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