September 20, 2014
History
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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
The village we call Apponaug has undergone many changes from its early colonial period to the 21st century. At times, these changes were beneficial and brought about a feeling of pride in the … 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
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
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
One of Warwick’s most significant churches, Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, celebrated its 100-year anniversary during May 2007. The celebration was marked by a series of events culminating … 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
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
As the 20th century entered its final quarter, Warwick Central Baptist Church became more active than ever before. In addition the Geriatric Care Center prompted in 1973 by the interest and … more
For nearly four decades, the Apponaug Company continued to be Warwick’s most significant employer. For many of the immigrants who lived in Apponaug and West Warwick, the company was their sole … more
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