This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, from surveys under the direction of H.F. Walling ; engraved, printed, compiled mounted at H.F. Walling's Map Establishment, no. 90 Fulton St., New York. It was published by F.A. Baker in 1857. Scale [1:4,200]. Covers a portion of East Providence, Rhode Island.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Rhode Island NAD 1983 coordinate system (in Feet) (Fipszone 3800) coordinate system. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map.
This map shows features such as roads, railroads, railroad stations, drainage, public buildings, schools, churches, cemeteries, industry locations (e.g. mills, factories, etc.), docks and wharves, private buildings with selected names of property owners, town district boundaries, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Includes also illustrations of buildings in upper and lower margins: New Custom House, Post Office and U.S. court rooms -- Brown University -- Providence Institution for Savings -- Butler Hospital for the Insane -- First Baptist Meeting House -- Grace Church -- General railroad passenger station -- Central Congregational Church -- Providence Athenaeum -- Central Baptist Church.
This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.