Fort Independence Restoration – Providence RI

City:
Providence, RI

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Archaeology and History, Civic Facilities, Monuments and Memorials, Picnic and Other Facilities, Historical Restoration

New Deal Agencies:
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs

Quality of Information:
Minimal

Site Survival:
Unknown

Description

The WPA restored this fort at some point prior to 1938. From Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State: “[T]he Works Progress Administration has restored the old fort, graded the land, and converted it into a park.” The site is now the Columbia Park Playground.

Source notes

Federal Writers Project, 1938. Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State, p. 288 FortWiki

Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 14, 2016.

Location Info


Columbia Park Playground
Providence, RI 02905
Providence County

Coordinates: 41.789140, -71.394127

Contribute to this Site

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal site.

Submit More Information or Photographs for this New Deal Site

Join the Conversation

Please note:

  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click the button above.

Your email address will not be published, shared, or sold.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Contribute to this Site

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Submit More Information or Photographs for this New Deal Site

Join the Conversation

Please note:

  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click the button above.

Your email address will not be published, shared, or sold.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.