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Prospect Terrace, Providence

Categories: Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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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  • The way to this place is not hard to find. The view is beautiful, although it is not that high. In the winter it is easier to see more of the city, because the leaves of the trees block the vision. Bu...  read more »
  • Beautiful views of State Capital and Downtown Providence. great place if you want to make photos of city. Faces west so sunset photos are possible. 
  • After leaving the State House we drove up the hill to Prospect Terrace. Nice little park with great views of Providence. 
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