By Barrington Preservation Society

ISBN-10: 1467125474

ISBN-13: 9781467125475

ISBN-10: 1540216071

ISBN-13: 9781540216076

the tale of Barrington, Rhode Island, started within the 1640s with a small outpost at the seashores of Narragansett Bay. regardless of its overall destruction in the course of King Philip�s warfare in 1675�1676, via 1717, it was once integrated as a city named Barrington after the brother of the governor of Massachusetts. throughout the 18th century, Barrington grew right into a robust agricultural group. within the 1850s, the brickyard turned a full-scale undefined, and the hot railroad speeded up inhabitants development by way of attracting humans looking a summer season lodge and others to paintings within the brickyard, particularly Irish and French Canadian immigrants. first and foremost of the 20 th century, the Rhode Island Lace Works introduced a brand new wave of Italian households, but town remained basically an agricultural group, mixed with oyster tradition. based apartments sprang up alongside the seashores of the Barrington River and Narragansett Bay, whereas Maple street turned the heart of a big Italian neighborhood. After global warfare II, the inhabitants exploded and Barrington grew to become the most popular bed room neighborhood of Rhode Island because of an excellent college process, a impressive housing inventory, and perfect leisure and boating opportunities.

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