Roger Williams Statue
The Roger Williams Statue at Prospect Park has been Williams’ resting place since 1939. Vandals have cut off the statue’s fingers several times over the years. In May of 2010, Roger‘s missing fingers were repaired. The statue overlooks downtown Providence and Prospect Park provides a great view of the Statehouse. A trek up the hill to the statue is a must when visiting the city.
“Constructed as it is, not for our generation alone, but for all the generations that will follow, it stands in its majesty, solidity and permanence, An everlasting tribute to the founder of our State and to his statesmanlike ability, tolerance and justice.” Addison P. Monroe President of the Roger Williams Family Association, during the dedication ceremony in 1939