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.
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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
United States of America
950 Elmwood Ave.
Smolski, Chet, "Roger Williams Park in South Elmwood" (1985). Browse All. 70.
aerial, Roger Williams Park, public spaces, urban parks, neighborhoods