The grounds at Green Animals Topiary Garden include a white clapboard house that cotton manufacturer Thomas Brayton bought in 1872—a charmingly meager counterpoint to the ostentatious mansions of Newport, about 10 miles south of here. (Courtesy Green Animals Topiary)

US Naval War College - established on October 6, 1884, and its first president, Commodore Stephen B. Luce - Newport, Rhode Island

Oldest general store in America closes its doors after 224 years

224 year old general store closes July 2012. Gray's Store in Adamsville, RI. http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_539o215/Boston/2011-2020/Wires/2012/07/28/Boston.com/APOnlineImages/2012-07-28/d5b9632c23d5ac15160f6a7067009808.jpg

Waterplace Park at Night, Providence, RI

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