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Furnace Hill Brook Historic and Archeological District

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Architect  Unknown
NRHP Reference #  80000097
Year built  1800
Nearest city  Cranston
Architectural style  Greek Revival
Area  79 ha
Added to NRHP  6 August 1980
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The Furnace Hill Brook Historic and Archeological District in a historic district in Cranston, Rhode Island.

The site features archaeological industrial remains dating from the early 19th century, as well as a series of prehistoric Native American settlements, dating from the Late Archaic to the Early Woodland periods. One major locus of the Native settlements, a knoll at the confluence of Furnace Hill Brook, Church Brook, and Meshanticut Brook, was destroyed in 1967 by the construction of a highway cloverleaf (the interchange between I-295 and Rhode Island Route 37), although salvage archaeology was successful in obtaining some artifacts. Further up Furnace Hill Brook are the remains of an iron foundry established in 1812.

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 6, 1980.

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Furnace Hill Brook Historic and Archeological District Wikipedia


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