Mass. Line -- Pawtucket -- Providence -- Narragansett -- Conn. Line, 60 m. US 1.
New York, New Haven & Hartford R.R. parallels this route.
Paved highway, some of it four-lane.
Accommodations of all kinds in Providence; limited accommodations elsewhere.
The northern section of this route goes through the industrial and commercial area of the State, through Providence, the capital city, and its thickly populated environs of Pawtucket and Cranston. South of the latter city the route passes through a less densely settled section of the State, through the coastal townships of Warwick, East Greenwich, Narragansett, and the Kingstowns, which are rich in historic interest. The road in many places affords pleasant views of a prosperous farming country, and of the waters of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
South of the Massachusetts Line US 1 runs for about three miles through the eastern section of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET, 1.5 m. (25 alt., 77,149 pop.), industrial city
(see R.I. GUIDE).
points of Interest. Old Slater Mill, Old Pidge Tavern, Daggett House Museum, St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, New City Hall, Narragansett Park, and others.
US 1 bypasses many of the historic sites of this old city to run on Broadway past small stores and tenements.
At 1.7 m. is the Division St. Bridge over the Pawtucket River, which once provided water power for the Slater cotton mill and other early textile factories. At the W. end of the bridge, the road turns (L) on Pawtucket Ave., on which is the PIDGE TAVERN, 3.1 m. (L), said to be the oldest house in Rhode Island; the right end of this substantial two-and-a-half-story building faces the street.
At 3.2 m. is the Pawtucket-Providence boundary line.
PROVIDENCE, 5.7 m. (12 alt., 252,981 pop.), State capital (see R.I. GUIDE).
Points of Interest. Brown University, State House, Roger Williams Park, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design (arts and crafts), and numerous historic houses.