Side and rear view of the Old Market Building in Market Square. Horse drawn carts are seen on the street in front of the building, and more businesses are seen in the background.
Erected from the proceeds of a lottery by the town of Providence in 1773, for a public market and for town offices. The third story was added in 1797 by St. John's Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M. and St. John's Commandery No. 1 K.T., was instituted here in 1802. The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 1805; and Mt. Vernon F. & A.M. 1824. It was occupied by the city government until the erection of the city hall. The Providence "Tea Party" was held in front of this building on the evening of March 2, 1775. At present occupied by the Providence Chamber of Commerce. From the collection of George L. Shepley.
BuildingsCarts & wagonsCommercial facilitiesPlazas
Market Square, Providence, R.I.
14 x 9.75 inches
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