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East Greenwich, Roughly bounded by Division, Water, London, & Peir, East Greenwich, Kent County, RI



B&W Photos

HB1033323
BWPhotos 381340

HB1033324
BWPhotos 381341

HB1033325
BWPhotos 381342

HB1033326
BWPhotos 381343

HB1033327
BWPhotos 381344

HB1033328
BWPhotos 381345

HB1033329
BWPhotos 381346

HB1033330
BWPhotos 381347

HB1033331
BWPhotos 381348

HB1033332
BWPhotos 381349

HB1033333
BWPhotos 381350

HB1033334
BWPhotos 381351

HB1033335
BWPhotos 381352

HB1033336
BWPhotos 381353

HB1033337
BWPhotos 381354

HB1033338
BWPhotos 381355


Item Title
BWPhotos 381355

Location
& Peir, East Greenwich, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS RI-404
Building/structure dates: 1600 initial construction
National Register Number: 74000036
Significance: The town center of East Greenwich is significant as a concentrated, well-preserved collection of resources associated with the development of the Town of East Greenwich from its founding in the mid-seventeenth century to about 1935. Established initially as a small mercantile center to support the surrounding farms, East Greenwich grew into one of the state's leading trade and shipbuilding centers, and became the county seat of Kent County in 1750. The district contains a variety of building types and designs that reflect the various periods of the town's development and provide a wealth of information about Rhode Island's mercantile and architectural history. The East Greenwich Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Subjects
Commerce
Agriculture
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Olausen, Stephen, Historian
Harrington, Mary Kate, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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