Gavitt’s Ice Cream, Greenville, R. I.

Sometimes called “The Oaks” because two massive oak trees stood to either side of the entrance on Putnam Pike. 

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Greenville Center, Rhode Island

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Greenville, R. I. Post Office Documents and Photos

The following items were supplied by historian Tom Greene of North Providence, R. I. 

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Oscar Tobey’s store, early 1900s.
The general store also served as the Greenville Post Office.

A close up of the “Post Office” sign.

 

 

Note that there are two post office signs.

After the fire that destroyed Tobey’s Store, this building was erected in 1924 on the same location. It too served as a post office.

Greenville, R. I., Post Office
On Putnam Pike (Rt. 44)
Circa 1970
A music store now occupies this location.

Greenville From The Air – 1951

Greenville From The Air – 1951

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Greenville From The Air – 1939

Photo taken by the State of Rhode Island after the 1938 Hurricane.

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Greenville Center – October 4, 2019

Greenville Center – October 4, 2019

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Waterman Tavern Painting

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Waterman Tavern – 1906

View of the Waterman Tavern, Greenville, R. I. – 1906

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View of the Waterman Tavern

Greenville, Rhode Island

1906

Smithfield, R.I. Exchange Bank $5 Note – July 4, 1859

Donated to the Smith-Appleby House Museum/Historical Society of Smithfield, by Elizabeth Lees, in memory of Edwin and Doris Osler, of Burrillville, R. I.    

     This extremely rare banknote is signed by William Winsor and Elisha Smith of Smithfield, and dated July 4, 1859. 

     The man on the left of the banknote is Zachary Taylor, later President Taylor, our nations 12th President, and the woman is Kate Sevier, wife of Revolutionary War hero John Sevier, who later became Governor of Tennessee.  Why their images were chosen to be on the note is unknown.

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Old Greenville Station, Circa 1930

Old Greenville Station, Route 44, Greenville, R.I.

Circa 1930

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