Washington Square-Newport, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 41° 29.400 W 071° 18.828
19T E 306847 N 4595738
Quick Description: Washington Square, originally called the Mall and later the Parade, is ringed by buildings constructed over two centuries.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 12/10/2019 10:30:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM11RH4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
Washington Square
Between 1739 and 1800

• In Newport, religious toleration meant there was no established church and the civic buildings on the Square were the Colony House and a market square of a Puritan Meeting House.

In 1639, European settlers laid out Newport and as a result, Newport developed haphazardly. Unlike many England towns, there was never a central area surrounding an orderly landscape of public and private lands.
Organization that Placed the Marker: Newport Historical Society

Year Marker was Placed: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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