Monday, July 17, 2017

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (324)



Anyone with an interest in American history is familiar with the National Register of Historic Places. It contains more than 85,000 sites, but only some 2,500 of them have been listed as National Historic Landmarks. New England is home to hundreds of these particularly significant structures, objects and places. They appear here alphabetically, by state. Descriptions condensed from Wikipedia.
Above:
"Hauled Up," 1937, by New England artist Russell Cheney, 1881-1945
The Great Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

RHODE ISLAND
John Brown House, Providence 


The John Brown House is the first mansion built in Providence (1786-88). It is named after the original owner, a merchant, statesman and slave trader. John Quincy Adams considered the house "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent."