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The Arcade

THE ARCADE HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A   NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK THIS SITE POSSESSES NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN COMMEMORATING THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AN IMPORTANT EXAMPLE OF BARLY...

THE ARCADE HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A   NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK THIS SITE POSSESSES NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN COMMEMORATING THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AN IMPORTANT EXAMPLE OF BARLY...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • landmark
  • arcade
  • nps
  • national his...
  • 1976

John E. Fogarty Federal Building

John E. Fogarty Federal Building Originally the U.S. Custom House Constructed 1888   Ammi B. Young, Architect   Entered on the National Register of Historic Places, April 18, 1972. This property...

John E. Fogarty Federal Building Originally the U.S. Custom House Constructed 1888   Ammi B. Young, Architect   Entered on the National Register of Historic Places, April 18, 1972. This property...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • john fogerty
  • 1856
  • amml young
  • 1972
  • gerald ford
  • arthur sampson

Easter Rising

EASTER RISING   This plaque commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of Ireland's Easter Rising. During that armed insurrection in Dublin and other parts the country, against British colonial...

EASTER RISING   This plaque commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of Ireland's Easter Rising. During that armed insurrection in Dublin and other parts the country, against British colonial...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • ireland
  • easter rising
  • 1916
  • 1922
  • 2016

Bruyer Church

August Bruyer, his wife, Josephine (Simon) and their sons, John and Julius, were born in France, coming to America about the middle of the nineteenth century. By 1858, they had settled in Fairview...

August Bruyer, his wife, Josephine (Simon) and their sons, John and Julius, were born in France, coming to America about the middle of the nineteenth century. By 1858, they had settled in Fairview...

  • vermillion
  • south dakota
  • churches

Menan Buttes

Two cones of glassy lava are located directly south of here. The largest rises 800 feet above the surrounding plain.Hot molten lava, erupting from great depth, met cold surface water in the wet...

Two cones of glassy lava are located directly south of here. The largest rises 800 feet above the surrounding plain.Hot molten lava, erupting from great depth, met cold surface water in the wet...

  • idaho. geolo...
  • menon buttes
  • volcanoes
  • volcanism

Snake River Bridge (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

On December 10, 1864 a franchise was granted to Edward M. Morgan, James M. (Matt) Taylor, and William F. Bartlett to operate a ferry one and one-half miles below Cedar Island and build a bridge...

On December 10, 1864 a franchise was granted to Edward M. Morgan, James M. (Matt) Taylor, and William F. Bartlett to operate a ferry one and one-half miles below Cedar Island and build a bridge...

  • idaho
  • idaho falls
  • snake river
  • bridges

Lyonsview

  • lyons
  • geelong
  • paparazzi

Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL TRUST COMPANYARCHITECTSYORK & SAWYER1919Submitted by @lampbane

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL TRUST COMPANYARCHITECTSYORK & SAWYER1919Submitted by @lampbane

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • hospital
  • 1919

Stephen Hopkins

STEPHEN HOPKINS   1707 1785 MERCHANT AND SHIP BUILDERTEN TIMES GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT CHANCELLOR OF BROWN UNIVERSITY MEMBER OF THE COLONIAL CONGRESSSIGNER OF...

STEPHEN HOPKINS   1707 1785 MERCHANT AND SHIP BUILDERTEN TIMES GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT CHANCELLOR OF BROWN UNIVERSITY MEMBER OF THE COLONIAL CONGRESSSIGNER OF...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • stephen hopkins
  • george washington
  • 1707
  • 1785
  • 1743
  • 1776
  • 1827
  • 1972

John Brown House

JOHN BROWN HOUSE   THE HOME OF JOHN BROWN REFLECTING THE WEALTH AND POSITION GAINED FROM HIS LUCRATIVE CAREER AS A SLAVE TRADER, PRIVATEER CHINA, TRADE MERCHANT AND PATRIOT   A PROJECT OF THE...

JOHN BROWN HOUSE   THE HOME OF JOHN BROWN REFLECTING THE WEALTH AND POSITION GAINED FROM HIS LUCRATIVE CAREER AS A SLAVE TRADER, PRIVATEER CHINA, TRADE MERCHANT AND PATRIOT   A PROJECT OF THE...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • john brown
  • college hill
  • brown university

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass 1818 - 1895 American Author, Orator, Philosopher, Freedom-Fighter, and Statesman lived here 1846. "My part has been to tell the story of the slave." 1846 was recently after his...

Frederick Douglass 1818 - 1895 American Author, Orator, Philosopher, Freedom-Fighter, and Statesman lived here 1846. "My part has been to tell the story of the slave." 1846 was recently after his...

  • frederick douglass
  • slavery
  • philosopher
  • abolition

Big Lake

BIG LAKE   CITY PARK   The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with City Park, developed this trail and meadow to commemorate the indomitable spirit of the residents of Greater New Orleans in...

BIG LAKE   CITY PARK   The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with City Park, developed this trail and meadow to commemorate the indomitable spirit of the residents of Greater New Orleans...

  • louisiana
  • new orleans
  • city park
  • park
  • lake
  • 2009
  • 2011

Merchants Mutual Insurance Company Building

MERCHANTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY BUILDING   ERECTED IN 1859   WILLIAM A. FRERET, JR., ARCHITECT   C. CROZIER, CARPENTER-BUILDER   THE LOCAL FOUNDRY OF BENNETT & LURGES CRAFTED THE CAST-IRON...

MERCHANTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY BUILDING   ERECTED IN 1859   WILLIAM A. FRERET, JR., ARCHITECT   C. CROZIER, CARPENTER-BUILDER   THE LOCAL FOUNDRY OF BENNETT & LURGES CRAFTED THE CAST-IRON...

  • louisiana
  • new orleans
  • insurance
  • 1859

Shepard Company Building

SHEPARD COMPANY BUILDING   ARCHITECTS MARTIN & HALL 1878-1903Submitted by @lampbane

SHEPARD COMPANY BUILDING   ARCHITECTS MARTIN & HALL 1878-1903Submitted by @lampbane

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1878
  • 1903
  • 1956

Lederer Building

LEDERER BUILDING   BUILDER M.J. HOULIHAN   1897Submitted by @lampbane

LEDERER BUILDING   BUILDER M.J. HOULIHAN   1897Submitted by @lampbane

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1897
  • 1956

Providence Journal Building

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL BUILDING   ARCHITECTS PEABODY & STEARNS   1906Submitted by @lampbane

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL BUILDING   ARCHITECTS PEABODY & STEARNS   1906Submitted by @lampbane

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1906
  • 1956

Industrial Trust Company Building

BUILT AS INDUSTRIAL TRUST COMPANY BUILDING   ARCHITECT WALKER AND GILLETTE1928Submitted by @lampbane

BUILT AS INDUSTRIAL TRUST COMPANY BUILDING   ARCHITECT WALKER AND GILLETTE1928Submitted by @lampbane

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1956
  • 1928

Hurricane of September 21, 1938 / Great Gale of September 23, 1815

THE HURRICANE OF SEPTEMBER 21,1938   DRIVEN BY A WIND VELOCITY OF 95 M. P. H. MAX. CAUSED TIDAL WATERS TO REACH A NEW LEVEL AS INDICATED BELOW   WATER   LINE   13 FEET 82 INCHES   ABOVE MEAN HIGH...

THE HURRICANE OF SEPTEMBER 21,1938   DRIVEN BY A WIND VELOCITY OF 95 M. P. H. MAX. CAUSED TIDAL WATERS TO REACH A NEW LEVEL AS INDICATED BELOW   WATER   LINE   13 FEET 82 INCHES   ABOVE MEAN...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • flooding
  • hurricane
  • 1938
  • 1815

Providence Tea Party

Near this Spot The Men and Women of Providence Showed their resistance to Unjust Taxation. by Burning British Taxed Tea in the night. March 20 1775. Erected by the Rhode Island Societies of the...

Near this Spot The Men and Women of Providence Showed their resistance to Unjust Taxation. by Burning British Taxed Tea in the night. March 20 1775. Erected by the Rhode Island Societies of...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • college hill
  • revolutionary war
  • 1775
  • 1894

Rhode Island School of Design - The Market House

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN THE MARKET HOUSE   Erected 1777 Joseph Brown Architect John Hutchins Cady Architect of the alteration 1950 The City of Providence, by deed signed by Mayor Dennis J....

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN THE MARKET HOUSE   Erected 1777 Joseph Brown Architect John Hutchins Cady Architect of the alteration 1950 The City of Providence, by deed signed by Mayor Dennis...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • college hill
  • risd
  • joseph brown
  • john hutchins cady
  • dennis roberts
  • 1773
  • 1950
  • 1948

Saint Johns Lodge Number One

SAINT JOHNS LODGE NUMBER ONE   F. & A. M. OF PROVIDENCE   ADDED AND USED THIRD STORY OF THIS BUILDING DEDICATED BY GRAND MASTER JABEZ 'BOWEN'DECEMBER 27 1797   MEETING PLACE OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL...

SAINT JOHNS LODGE NUMBER ONE   F. & A. M. OF PROVIDENCE   ADDED AND USED THIRD STORY OF THIS BUILDING DEDICATED BY GRAND MASTER JABEZ 'BOWEN'DECEMBER 27 1797   MEETING PLACE OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1797
  • 1853
  • jabez bowen
  • knights templar
  • 1802
  • 1818
  • 1824
  • 1805
  • 1916

Steeple Street Complex

Steeple Street Complex 1827-1847   The Steeple Street Complex was built in three main stages between 1827 and 1847 during a key period in Providence's growth into a leading commercial and...

Steeple Street Complex 1827-1847   The Steeple Street Complex was built in three main stages between 1827 and 1847 during a key period in Providence's growth into a leading commercial...

  • rhode island
  • providence
  • 1827
  • 1847
  • joseph congdon
  • randall green

510 Canal Street

510 CANAL STREET   (BUILDING TO THE RIGHT)   This Italianate Style building dates back to the post- Civil War era and is the last of a pair of identical buildings in the city. In 2017 the Sazerac...

510 CANAL STREET   (BUILDING TO THE RIGHT)   This Italianate Style building dates back to the post- Civil War era and is the last of a pair of identical buildings in the city. In 2017 the Sazerac...

  • louisiana
  • new orleans
  • civil war
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • sazarac
  • sazarac house

DPW Ft. Hamilton Pkwy

FAPR 59-1STA. P140+06 FT. HAMILTON PKWY.-H. DRIVE DPW STATE OF NEW YORK 1959Submitted by Lampbane

FAPR 59-1STA. P140+06 FT. HAMILTON PKWY.-H. DRIVE DPW STATE OF NEW YORK 1959Submitted by Lampbane

  • new york
  • brooklyn
  • kensington
  • windsor terrace
  • dpw
  • 1959

Aerostat Park

Aerostat Park Oregon St. On this spot, opened in 1929, lies Berkeley's first dirigible aeropark. Lighter-than-air enthusiasts commut- ed safely on first-class and charter flights to Oakland, San...

Aerostat Park Oregon St. On this spot, opened in 1929, lies Berkeley's first dirigible aeropark. Lighter-than-air enthusiasts commut- ed safely on first-class and charter flights to Oakland,...