Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence is the capital and most populous city of the state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.wikipedia
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The city is the third most populous city in New England after Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Greater Boston is the largest metropolitan area, with nearly a third of New England's population; this area includes Worcester, Massachusetts (the second-largest city in New England), Manchester, New Hampshire (the largest city in New Hampshire), and Providence, Rhode Island (the capital and largest city of Rhode Island).

Worcester, Massachusetts

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The city is the third most populous city in New England after Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Worcester is approximately 40 mi west of Boston, 50 mi east of Springfield and 40 mi north of Providence.

Gorham Manufacturing Company

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By the start of the 20th century, Providence hosted some of the largest manufacturing plants in the country, including Brown & Sharpe, Nicholson File, and Gorham Manufacturing Company.
Gorham Silver was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, 1831 by Jabez Gorham, a master craftsman, in partnership with Henry L. Webster.

Providence River

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The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay. Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city, formed by the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers.
There are no dams along the river's length, although the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier is located south of downtown to protect the city of Providence from damaging tidal floods.

Providence City Hall

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The city offices moved into the Providence City Hall in 1878.
Providence City Hall is the center of the municipal government in Providence, Rhode Island, and is located at the southwest end of Kennedy Plaza.

Babcock & Wilcox

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Giant companies were based in or near Providence, such as Brown & Sharpe, the Corliss Steam Engine Company, Babcock & Wilcox, the Grinnell Corporation, the Gorham Manufacturing Company, Nicholson File, and the Fruit of the Loom textile company.
The company was founded in 1867 in Providence, Rhode Island by partners Stephen Wilcox and George Babcock to manufacture and market Wilcox’s patented water-tube boiler.

Downtown, Providence, Rhode Island

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The Waterplace Park amphitheater and riverwalks line the river's banks through downtown.
Downtown is the central economic, political, and cultural district of the city of Providence, Rhode Island.

Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island

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The more prominent hills are: Constitution Hill (near downtown), College Hill (east of the Providence River), and Federal Hill (west of downtown and containing New England's largest Italian district outside of Massachusetts). Providence has several ethnic neighborhoods, notably Federal Hill and the North End (Italian), Fox Point (Portuguese), West End (mainly Central American and Asians), and Smith Hill (Irish with miscellaneous enclaves of other groups).
The Federal Hill neighborhood has a salient role in the history of Providence due to its central location within the city.

East Side, Providence, Rhode Island

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There are several private schools in the city's East Side, including Moses Brown, the Lincoln School, and the Wheeler School.
The East Side is a collection of neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city of Providence, Rhode Island.

Corliss steam engine

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Giant companies were based in or near Providence, such as Brown & Sharpe, the Corliss Steam Engine Company, Babcock & Wilcox, the Grinnell Corporation, the Gorham Manufacturing Company, Nicholson File, and the Fruit of the Loom textile company.
A Corliss steam engine (or Corliss engine) is a steam engine, fitted with rotary valves and with variable valve timing patented in 1849, invented by and named after the American engineer George Henry Corliss of Providence, Rhode Island.

College Hill, Providence, Rhode Island

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College Hill is a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and one of six neighborhoods comprising the East Side of Providence and part of the College Hill Historic District.

Market Square, Providence, Rhode Island

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The seat of city government was located in the Market House in Market Square from 1832 to 1878, which was the geographic and social center of the city.
Market Square is a market square in Providence, Rhode Island.

Fox Point, Providence, Rhode Island

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The other four are: Tockwotten Hill at Fox Point, Smith Hill (where the State House is located), Christian Hill at Hoyle Square (junction of Cranston and Westminster Streets), and Weybosset Hill at the lower end of Weybosset Street, which was leveled in the early 1880s. Providence has several ethnic neighborhoods, notably Federal Hill and the North End (Italian), Fox Point (Portuguese), West End (mainly Central American and Asians), and Smith Hill (Irish with miscellaneous enclaves of other groups).
Fox Point is a neighborhood in the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island.

Narragansett Bay

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The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay. Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city, formed by the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers.
Providence is Rhode Island's capital and largest city and sits at the northernmost arm of the bay.

Jewelry District (Providence)

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The Jewelry District is a neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island located just south of Downtown between Interstate 195 and Henderson Street.

Market House (Providence, Rhode Island)

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The seat of city government was located in the Market House in Market Square from 1832 to 1878, which was the geographic and social center of the city.
The Market House is an historic three-story brick market house in Market Square, in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Blackstone, Providence, Rhode Island

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Blackstone is a predominantly residential neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hope, Providence, Rhode Island

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Hope is a neighborhood on the northern border of Providence, Rhode Island.

Mount Hope, Providence, Rhode Island

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African Americans constitute 16% of the city's population, with their greatest concentrations found in Mount Hope and the Upper and Lower South Providence neighborhoods.
Mount Hope is a neighborhood in northern Providence, Rhode Island.

Charles, Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence has several ethnic neighborhoods, notably Federal Hill and the North End (Italian), Fox Point (Portuguese), West End (mainly Central American and Asians), and Smith Hill (Irish with miscellaneous enclaves of other groups).
Charles is a neighborhood in northern Providence, Rhode Island.

South Side, Providence, Rhode Island

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The South Side of Providence, Rhode Island, originally South Providence, is a term frequently used to describe the collective region comprising the official neighborhoods of Upper and Lower South Providence, Elmwood and the West End.

Moshassuck River

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Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city, formed by the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers.
It flows 8.9 mi from the town of Lincoln to the city of Providence.

Smith Hill, Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence has several ethnic neighborhoods, notably Federal Hill and the North End (Italian), Fox Point (Portuguese), West End (mainly Central American and Asians), and Smith Hill (Irish with miscellaneous enclaves of other groups).
Smith Hill is a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island.

Elmhurst, Providence, Rhode Island

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Elmhurst is a primarily residential neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Providence, Rhode Island.

Elmwood, Providence, Rhode Island

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Hispanics are most concentrated in the neighborhoods of Elmwood, the West End, and Upper and Lower South Providence.
Elmwood is a neighborhood in the South Side of Providence, Rhode Island.