Burnside Park, Providence, Rhode Island

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Burnside Park
Biltmore from burnside park.jpg
The Providence Biltmore and Ambrose Burnside statue, as seen from Burnside Park
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′29″N 71°24′40″W / 41.8248224°N 71.4111676°W / 41.8248224; -71.4111676Coordinates: 41°49′29″N 71°24′40″W / 41.8248224°N 71.4111676°W / 41.8248224; -71.4111676

Burnside Park is a small park situated in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, adjacent to Kennedy Plaza. Named for Ambrose Burnside, a general in the American Civil War from Rhode Island, an equestrian statue was erected in his honor in the late 19th century, and sits in the center of the park.[1] Burnside Park was the location of the camp of the Occupy Providence movement (patterned after the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City) during the Fall of 2011.

"Burnside Park" was originally known as City Hall Park. It was dedicated in 1892 and landscaped following the completion of Union Station in 1898. Monumental sculpture was added in the first decade of the 20th century, including the resetting of the equestrian portrait of General Ambrose E. Burnside (1887, Launt Thompson, sculptor) from Exchange Place in 1906. The centerpiece of the park is the Bajnotti Fountain, sculpted in 1902 by Enid Yandell. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, np.; Eicher, p. 156.
  2. ^ Woodward, Wm. McKenzie, Downtown Providence Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, 1983. On File at Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, Providence.


Parks in Providence, Rhode Island

Burnside Park · India Point Park · Prospect Terrace Park · Roger Williams National Memorial · Roger Williams Park · Waterplace Park