Providence, Rhode Island: Grave of Roger Williams

After a tree ate part of the remains of Roger Williams, what was left was disinterred and moved beneath this monument to the Rhode Island founder.

Prospect Terrace Park

Address:
188 Pratt St, Providence, RI
Directions:
Bowen St. and Pratt St., in Prospect Terrace Park
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The Oft-Desecrated Grave of Roger Williams

In 1939, what little remained of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams was disinterred and placed in a new monument at Prospect Terrace Park. The memorial includes an oddly-posed statue of Williams, which gazes out at the Providence landscape. The view from the park is gorgeous, but Williams' grave is often tagged with graffiti, and his statue has even had fingers stolen over the years.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 06/11/2016]

This is, of course, the same Roger Williams who was partly devoured by a tree root that grew down into his old grave.

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