Saturday, August 12, 2017

New England's hundreds of National Historic Landmarks (350)



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
Original U.S. Naval War College

The U.S. Naval War College was founded in 1884. This was its first building. The structure, built in the 1820s, now houses the Naval War College Museum.