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Pawtucket Rhode Island
- The City of Pawtucket is located in Providence County.
- The population according to the 2010 census is 71,148.
- It is the 4th largest city in the state.
- Founded in 1671 Pawtucket was officially incorporated in 1886 as a city.
- There are many sites to see in Pawtucket (see below) such as the Slater Memorial Park, Daggett Farm, Water Color Gallery, Daggett House, and Marconi Garden.
- Size: 9.0 Sq Miles (Land: 8.7 Sq Miles, Water: .3 Sq Miles)
- Zip Codes: 02860, 02861, 02862
- City of Pawtucket Official Website
- Pawtucket History
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Barrington Town Hall
- The Barrington Town Hall (pictured at the left) was built somewhere between 1887 - 1888.
- It was designed by 3 providence architects (Stone, Carpenter & Wilson).
- This medieval style building is located at 283 County Rd Barrington RI 02806.
- It consists of 1 1/2 stories, 3 flank gable units and 2 circular towers.
- Much of this unique structure is created using boulders.
- The town hall building has received EPA Energy Star recognition for its energy efficiency and now has a plaque honoring the achievement in one of it's staircases.
- Also known as Ferrin Hall, Barrington College, Gibson Memorial Build and Peck Mansion.
- Located on Middle Highway in Barrington RI.
- Built in 1905 by Martin & Hall.
- Stylized as a Colonial Revival.
- Originally occupied by the Peck family.
- Was part of the Barrington College campus until it merged with Gordon College in MA, and sold to Zion Bible College, which they used until they moved to Bradford Massachusetts. Future: into a nonprofit academy for pre-college international students, mostly Chinese
- Added to the historic register in 1976.
Alfred Drowne Road Historic District
- This historic district includes Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Victorian Vernacular, Colonial Revival and Craftsman structures.
- Age: 1830's - 1940's
- In 1855 the railroad was established.
- Architect of interest: May Mason
- The Alfred Drowne Rd Historic District contains 43 private residences in an approximate 27 acre area in Western Barrington.
- The district begins on Washington Road at Lincoln Ave and continues South to the corner of Alfred Drowne Rd.
- Preservation Documentation
Pawtucket Public Library
- Address: 13 Summer St, Pawtucket RI 02860
- Phone: (401) 725-3714
- Pawtucket Public Library Website
- According to the library website, "The Pawtucket Public Library is a complex of two historical buildings, the Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library and the Gerald S. Burns Building. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
- "In 1898, Pawtucket’s first Mayor, Frederic Clark Sayles offered to give a plot of land on Summer Street for the construction of a free public library. He traveled to Europe, looking for architectural inspiration from Europe’s most majestic libraries. The corner stone was laid on November 18, 1899. On October 15, 1902 the library that he built for the free use of the people of Pawtucket was opened and formally dedicated in memory of his late wife, Deborah Cook Sayles."
Nayatt Point Light
- Coordinate: 41.4493°N 71.3993°W
- The current light was built of brick in 1856 and contains an 1828 keeper's house.
- The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
- Built: 1928
- Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are privately owned and are not open to the public. The lighthouse is best viewed from the water.
- Station established: 1828; Present lighthouse built: 1856; Discontinued: 1868.
- Construction material: Brick.
- Height of tower: 25 feet; Height of focal plane: 31 feet.
Ten Mile River Greenway
The Ten Mile River Greenway was built in 2004 to connect Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence at a distance of 2 miles. It is one of the few bike paths in Rhode Island that was not built along a former rail corridor. This means the path follows the natural contour of the land and provides a very scenic ride along rolling terrain on the banks of the James Turner Reservoir.
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- Slater Park, Pawtucket