kids encyclopedia robot

Wayland Historic District facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Wayland Historic District
U.S. Historic district
Built for Annie C Barker, Providence RI.jpg
Built for Annie C. Barker
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Area 122 acres (49 ha)
Built 1872
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No. 05001399
Added to NRHP December 8, 2005

The Wayland Historic District is a predominantly residential historic district on the east side of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a large area, covering about 122 acres (49 ha), bounded roughly on the north by Everett and Laurel Avenues, on the east by Blackstone Boulevard and Butler Avenue, on the west by Arlington Avenue, and on the south by Angell and South Angell Streets. This area, which was in the 19th century part of the Moses Brown farm, was platted for development in 1891, with most of the construction taking place in the early decades of the 20th century. Most of the residential properties in the district are single-family houses, typically built in revival styles popular at the time. They are set on similarly-sized lots with fairly uniform setbacks, and were typically built without garages (which were often added later). There are a number of two-family houses, and a small number of apartment buildings, most of which are found on the arterial roads of the area. There are several religious buildings, including several churches; the most architecturally distinctive religious building is the Jewish Temple Beth El, built 1951-54.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

kids search engine
Wayland Historic District Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.