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Grace Church Cemetery

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c. 1848, platted by Cushing and Wallace. Elmwood Ave. and Broad St.

At the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street is the Gothic Revival gatekeeper's house (c. 1860) of Grace Church Cemetery, which now serves as headquarters for the Elmwood Foundation. Continue south on Elmwood Avenue. This, another area of restoration, is known as the Elmwood District. Those interested might make a detour, from the end of the cemetery three blocks left on Parkis Avenue to see a Victorian street of grand houses, including the Davol House (c. 1872), number 48. This entire street is largely owned by a single individual who restored the exteriors of these houses while improving their previous predominant use mostly as rooming houses.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Grace Church Cemetery", [Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 132-132.

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