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Rumford Historic District
Rumford National Register Historic District collage 2013.jpg
Rumford, Rhode Island is located in Rhode Island
Rumford, Rhode Island
Location in Rhode Island
Rumford, Rhode Island is located in the United States
Rumford, Rhode Island
Location in the United States
Location Pleasant St. and Greenwood and Pawtucket Aves, East Providence, Rhode Island
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Architectural style Queen Anne, Shingle Style
MPS East Providence MRA
NRHP reference No. 80000008 (original)
100002778 (increase)
100002777 (decrease)
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 28, 1980
Boundary increase August 6, 2018
Boundary decrease August 6, 2018

Rumford is the northern section of the city of East Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The Rumford section of East Providence borders Seekonk, Massachusetts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island and the Ten Mile River (Seekonk River). Rumford has been part of three towns and two states: Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Seekonk and East Providence, Rhode Island. It became part of Rhode Island in 1862. Rumford Baking Powder was made in the town at the Rumford Chemical Works and was named after Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford.

Wannamoisett Country Club was established in Rumford in 1898 on land rented from Rumford Chemical Works and it hosts the Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament each year. The 1931 PGA Championship was played here.

About 150 acres (61 ha) of the Rumford area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, encompassing the historic heart of old Seekonk and the 19th-century center of East Providence.

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