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Prospect Terrace Park was founded in 1869 and is known as "The Jewel of the City" because of its elevated view of downtown Providence. A 15-foot tall granite statue of Roger Williams was built in the late 1930s. Roger Williams' remains were placed in a tomb directly beneath the statue in 1939.


  • Providence, Rhode Island viewed from Prospect Terrace. Engraving from The Providence Plantations for 250 Years, Welcome Arnold Greene, 1886. page 97
  • Roger Williams statue and final burial site in Prospect Terrace in Providence, Rhode Island, 2017
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Prospect Terrace Park. Wikipedia. 3 Oct 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Terrace_Park#cite_note-6.

Roger Williams at Prospect Terrace Park. Choosing Providence. 1 Aug 2011. 3 Oct 2018. http://choosing-providence.blogspot.com/2011/08/roger-williams-at-prospect-terrace-park.html.