Prospect Terrace, Providence

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Prospect Terrace Park is a park located on Congdon Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The park, founded in 1867, overlooks the city's "downcity."Author and Providence native H. P. Lovecraft frequently visited the park.A statue of theologian Roger Williams was built in the late 1930s after Williams' descendant Stephen Randall made a deed of gift for the monument. The approximate 15-foot tall granite statue commemorates Williams' founding of the state of Rhode Island and his promotion for religious freedom. The statue depicts Williams gazing over the city.In 1939, Roger Williams' remains were moved into a tomb that lies directly beneath the statue. His body had been overgrown by the roots of an apple tree next to his original grave. The roots grew over the form of his body, so that it looked identical to a human form. The remainder of his bones were reburied in a bronze casket and placed beneath his statue in Prospect Terrace. The so-called "Williams Root" is preserved and is now on display at the John Brown House Museum on the East Side of Providence.
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  • I flew in Providence around 4:30pm. By the time I picked up my rental car and arrived at Downtown Providence, it was almost sunset. After a long flight, I wanted to walk around and relax a little. Thi...  more »
  • Thought I’d get to see panoramic view of providence but the view is obscured by trees and cranes and what not. It’s a small park. Better to drive up there and park nearby, otherwise it’s a small uphil...  more »
  • According to connoisseurs was one of the favorite of H.P. Lovecraft and you can understand why, very good view and quiet (in the time of Lovecraft must have been even quieter and pistoresco). Yes can visit it in the evening.
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  • Beautiful view of the city. Great place to go to have a picnic, take photos or hang out with a special person. Been going there for the past 30-plus years.
  • I can see where this would be a great placw with an amazing view, but the whole thing was under construction when I got there. Can't see anything except work equipment and fencing to keep people away.
  • Lovely sweeping views of downtown Providence, including the financial district, Waterplace Park, The First Baptist Church in America, Providence Place Mall, the train station, and the Rhode Island State House. This is a great spot for picnics. During the summer, there is a concert series and yoga classes.
  • This park has an awesome view that overlooks a large part of Providence. Even when it was dark there were quite a few people there. It seems like a nice, safe park.
  • It's a small park, but it has a beautiful view of the city. It's a great place to read a book or relax.
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