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The Shawomet Baptist Church building that stands so majestically today on the corner of Armstrong St. and West Shore Road was built in 1888 after the earlier edifice was consumed by fire in 1886. … more
The present day Shawomet Baptist Church at 1542 West Shore Road in Warwick traces its origins back to the old Six Principle Baptist Church. According to the meager records on ecclesiastical history … more
On September 24, 2006, as part of the dedication of a park bench in Apponaug honoring historian Don D’Amato, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced that he had sent letters to the leaders of all the … more
Not far from Williams Corner, on the north side of Post Road in the direction of Apponaug’s Four Corners is a lovely, 1½-story, cross-gabled house that is sure to attract your attention. This blue … more
In addition to Warwick Central Baptist Church and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Apponaug also has a Catholic church in the immediate vicinity on Post Road and the Apponaug Pentacostal Church at the … more
A little over 30 years after the Warwick Central Baptist Church was built, another denomination made itself known in Apponaug. In 1867 Warwick residents, including a number of town officials, looked … more
One of the most pleasant aspects of a walk through Apponaug on a weekend is noticing all the activities that are centered around the village’s three churches on Post Road. It is especially … more
One of Apponaug’s longest continuously used buildings is the one known to thousands of Rhode Islanders as the Father & Son Café. Its history as a restaurant began before World War II and has … more
One of the young boys who most likely played on or around the cannon that had been acquired by the Kentish Artillery not long after the organization was founded was Oliver Cromwell Wilbur. During his … more
The devastating multi-million dollar fire that broke out in Apponaug on September 6, 1969 destroyed nearly all the buildings of the once powerful and prosperous Apponaug Company and marked an end to … more
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