The Century to Statehood

The Century to Statehood (HM1GA7)

Location: Providence, RI 02903 Providence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 49.881', W 71° 24.651'

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In the 1700's, the open shoreline on the west side of the street gradually filled with shops and houses. Stores backed onto the cove and often had docks extending into the water for easy loading of wares in the flourishing colonial trade. Between the buildings ran narrow pedestrian alleys, or "gangways", to the waterfront.


The Antrain-Gray House dates from at least 1737 at its northern end, and from the 1790s at its southern brick end. It has been a residence, a liquor store, a pool hall, a restaurant, a barber shop, a dry goods store, and lastly a watch shop.


This 1790 map of Providence shows expansion of the town southward (along today's South Main Street) and westward to "Weybosset Side" of the Providence River. Roger Williams National Memorial fills the shaded area.

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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 299806 N 4633861
Decimal Degrees41.83135000, -71.41085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.881', W 71° 24.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 52.86" N, 71° 24' 39.06" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 282 N Main St, Providence RI 02903, US
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