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Scituate, RI

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Scituate Rhode Island

  • The town of Scituate is located within the boundaries of Providence County.
  • Scituate was incorporated in 1731.
  • 2010 Census notes 10.329 people live in this town.
  • The original town name was Satuit, an Indian word meaning cold brook or cold river.
  • Size: 54.8 Sq Miles (48.7 Sq Miles of land & 6.1 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02815, 02857
  • Scituate was once made up of the following small villages: N. Scituate, Hope, Ashland, Clayville, Elmdale, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Harrisdale, Jackson, Kent, Ponaganset, Pottersville, Richmond, Rockland, Saundersville, & S. Scituate.
  • Town of Scituate Official Website
  • Scituate Preservation Society

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$18.98 100% $21.94 $30.20 $40.38

* last assessed in 2012

Around Town

Hope Village Historic District
  • Hope Village is a historic mill village located in Scituate RI.
  • Located amidst: Pawtuxet River, Hope Furnace Rd, Hope Mill Pond, North Rd, White Ln, Harrington St & Potter St.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
  • Built: 1765.
  • Style: Late Victorian, Mid 19th Century Revival.
  • There are 111 Contributing buildings, 3 Contributing sites, 4 Contributing structures, 1 Contributing objects, totaling 119 resources. These structures are defined as those built during Hope's growth as an industrial village from 1765 to 1944.
Clayville Historic District
  • National Register of Historic Places (added in 1988)
  • Location: Cole Ave, Field Hill Rd, Pleasant Ln, Plainfield Pike, Victory Highway (Foster & Scituate)
  • There are 48 contributing buildings, 1 site, 60 structures, totaling 109 pieces of property.
  • Consists of 81 acres in Foster in Scituate Rhode Island.
  • Architecture consists of Greek Revival & Victorian structures.
  • The Clayville Historic District is a small crossroads mill village set in a valley and surrounded by hills. The district includes 45 houses & outbuildings, an 18th century saw & grist mill site, 2 important 19th century mill sites, a church and 3 cemeteries.

Weird RI Laws
  • In Scituate it is illegal to drive down any street with a beer in your car, even if it's unopened!

Amos Cooke House
  • Location: Chopmist Hill Rd Scituate RI
  • The rough granite masonry of the chimney is left exposed in the over mantel section.
  • Except for it's southern wall, which had 12 over 12 sash before the tripartite window was installed, this room and the parlor have retained their original appearance, most notably in the hand-hewn beams, girts, and corner posts left exposed and now painted white.
  • Doors, windows, and door frames, paneling, fireplaces, floorboards & iron hardware are also original to the house.
  • The Amos Cooke House lies west of Chopmist Hill Rd and just North of Junction Rt 14.

Hope Library
  • Address: 374 North Rd Scituate RI 02831
  • Phone: (401) 821-7910
  • Hope Library Website
  • According to the library website, "Hope Library is located in the heart of historic Hope Village, across from the Hope Elementary School. Originally housed in the basement of a local church, the library was able to move to its present location due to the generosity of Miss Alice M. Howland, the librarian, and the efforts of the Hope Library Association, of which Miss Howland was the first president. The Hope Library Association formed in 1944 with the purpose of improving the library facilities for the Hope community. The original site for a new building was to be donated by the Methodist Episcopal Church. However, in 1965 Miss Howland gave permission to use some of the land donated by her for "public park and recreation uses" for the new Hope Library building. The town of Scituate gave the deed to the library association on the condition the building be completed within two years. In September of 1966 the library was dedicated."

 

North Scituate Public Library