Rhode Island Picture
The Midway at Crescent Park -
Riverside, RI - 1907
(Scroll Down for Background and History)
The Post office at
in East Providence
Providence County was in
operation from March 7, 1881
to June 30, 1908.
The Post Office became a branch
of Providence in 1908.
The card was addressed to
Colosse, New York
and reads as follows:
Dear Sister, It is roasting hot. Hope
you are in best of health.
Your Sister, Louisa
Come if you can.
was originally constructed in 1886
by Charles Boyden
Rhode Island. The cornerstone of the park was the
which was built by Charles Looff
and completed in 1895.
It is all that is left of what was once the largest amusement park in
New England. The carousel was saved through the dedicated efforts of
the "Save Our Carousel Commission"
and is operated today by the "Crescent
Park Carousel Commission." It was
designated as a National Historic
Crescent Park changed ownership
several times, with each new owner adding new rides and features. The
park was a major Rhode Island attraction through the early 1960s with
the exception of the war years 1941-1946. On
September 2, 1969,
a fire destroyed the Alhambra
Ballroom and a combination of
poor upkeep and financial problems finally
park for good in 1979.