Riverside Cemetery (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)

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Riverside Cemetery
PawtucketRI RiversideCemetery Gate.jpg
Riverside Cemetery (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Riverside Cemetery (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
Riverside Cemetery (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is located in the US
Riverside Cemetery (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
Location Pleasant St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°51′33″N 71°22′56″W / 41.85917°N 71.38222°W / 41.85917; -71.38222Coordinates: 41°51′33″N 71°22′56″W / 41.85917°N 71.38222°W / 41.85917; -71.38222
Area 34 acres (14 ha)
Built 1874
Architect Dexter, Edward & Walter; R. Smith Mowry
MPS Pawtucket MRA
NRHP Reference # 83003853 [1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1983

Riverside Cemetery is an historic cemetery at 745 Pleasant Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It occupies a parcel of land about 34 acres (14 ha) in size between Pleasant Street and the Seekonk River, and just north of the much larger Swan Point Cemetery in neighboring Providence. The cemetery was established in 1874, and is Pawtucket's instance of a rural cemetery.

The cemetery's creation was championed by John W. Davis, a local politician who later served two terms as Governor of Rhode Island, and was for many years the cemetery's resident manager, living in the cemetery manager's house, which was built around the time of the cemetery's founding.[2] The cemetery has been run by descendants of John W. Davis since its inception in 1874.

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Pawtucket (PDF pages 134–137)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved November 19, 2014.