RE: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Logee Hill / Georgiaville
- Occasionally, they finally do. For years the pix of our house was abt. circa 1990 2 colors & 1 roof ago but now there's a recent pix with the color we painted it last summer.
The 2005 revaluation for N. Providence was really bad. Everyone had a finished basement whether or not they actually did or not. Personally knowing 3 of the houses & what they are in reality vs what the revaluators put them down for in the way of bedrooms, baths, dens, decks, etc. I've got to wonder if they were high or drunk when they came around that time. There were a ton of appeals that time. I think the whole town got done again in the end because it was easier than hearing all the appeals.
On Tue, 8/20/13, Lisa Lepore <lisa.lepore2@...> wrote:
Subject: RE: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Logee Hill / Georgiaville
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 10:06 PM
Here's the designation from the Nat'l
Historic Register website. It was
place there in 1982. Unfortunately, the file hasn't been
digitized yet, so
no more information than this.
I don't know what MRA at the end of this line means.
225 Logee St.
I agree that it certainly looks like asphalt shingles - at
least the part we
can see from the photos. However it does look like there is
one of those
"built in xxxx" signs on the front near the door.
There is nothing to indicate it is on the National Historic
register at the
tax assessor site, so maybe that is why it was able to get
an asphalt roof
with no one asking questions?
Interesting that the tax assessor site says it has a slate
roof also - makes
you wonder if anyone actually goes out to see these
part of roof is still slate?
Behalf Of miyukichan0987
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 8:19 PM
Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Logee Hill / Georgiaville
Wow, that house is on the National Register! Hope the tax
realize this or the value & thus the taxes will leap
skyward! for the moment
it's only valued at $126,200 for tax purposes. I'm
thinking it's a rental
because the current owner lives in Warwick & inherited it.
Nice sized lot,
too for being in the city.
Right now the tax site house the house as built in 1950
although the Waymark
site has it at abt. 1729 & having a slate roof. I'm no
roofing expert but it
sure looks like good ole asphalt shingles to me in the
Google maps close-up.
Pretty interesting. I love looking at historic homes. Thanks
for the Waymark
link & history.
--- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
, "Lisa Lepore" <lisa.lepore2@...> wrote:
> I found this site describing an historic house at Logee
> They have a map there that shows the location today as
> According to this site, Logee Hill was a land grant
from the town of
> to a family named Logee, Huguenots who settled there in
1729. I think we
> can agree that Logee Hill and today's Logee Street
are the same. Also,
> Logee Hill is in the
> village of Bernon, while the current Pond Street is in
the Village of
> - other side of town. I thought maybe Bernon hadn't
been established yet
> maybe the area
> was still part of Social in 1869, but that was not the
case. Bernon was
> established in 1827.
> There is a site with information on the villages here
> I agree with Linda below that there must have been an
earlier Pond Street,
> that has since been renamed. I looked at the map for
the Jillson Ave she
> suggested. If you look
> at the satellite version of Jillson at google maps
there appears to be a
> faint path that leads from the pond to the end of
Jillson. The land around
> the pond is conservation land,
> so maybe they ended the present day road as on the map
to preserve the
> conservation area.
> I also tried looking just for Jillson Av in the
Woonsocket directories at
> ancestry.com and although this is not 100%, this street
> the directories of the 1900's.
> There are some street name changes here - in the 1898
Directory it lists
> cross streets to Logee. In one section it has
Cleveland, Smith, Maple. On
> the current map, the streets are
> Cleveland, Division, Jillson, Maple. Also in 1900 Logee
ends at Manville.
> Today, they do not intersect - Logee just kind of dead
> My guess is Division was Smith, and Jillson did not
exist as a Street. It
> was probably a path that went to the pond, and I'm
thinking now that it
> not an officially named
> street, because they already had a Pond street. In this
> Pond Street is in the same area it is today, with main
> the same, although today
> there are a few more cross streets.
> I also could not find a map on line that is early
enough for your guy, but
> as I said earlier, try the library - maybe they have
one, or have the city
> directories for 1870 and a few years later.
> From: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
> Behalf Of miyukichan0987
> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 1:23 AM
> To: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Logee Hill / Georgiaville
> Georgiaville in Smithfield still exists and is a long
way from Woonsocket
> despite a sliver of south western Woonsocket once being
a part of the
> original Smithfield, I doubt that Smithfield's
Georgiaville could be
> mistaken for being a part of Woonsocket.
> The present Georgiaville is home to the Smithfield Town
Hall and is on Rt.
> 104 / Farnum Pike.
> You can locate it pretty easily by looking on a map,
following I 295 north
> into Smithfield. Georgiaville Pond will be a long pond
on the right side
> I 295. The area known as Georgiaville is on the southe
western side of the
> pond. The old mills in the village have been turned
into mostly condos &
> apartments and some office sorts of businesses. Many of
the old stone mill
> houses still stand & there are some other wooden
buildings, now residences
> too, that were also from the mill period.
> Divving Up Smithfield:
> Old Smithfield (itself a part of Providence until Feb
> up into the present Smithfield, Lincoln (further
divided in 1895 when the
> Central Falls Fire District was set off as a separate
> Smithfield in Mar 1871.
> On 8 Mar 1871 by an act of the RI State Legislature,
the division of
> Smithfield, incorporation of the new towns formed and
the setting of fixed
> boundaries was authorized.
> 2 months later, Smithfield lost another part of
it's territory when, on 8
> May 1871, a small sliver of Smithfield was annexed to
Woonsocket. My best
> guess on the sliver given to Woonsocket is that
it's the area in the
> southwest corner known as Globe where in 1826, Thomas
Arnold, Thomas A.
> Paine & Marvel Shove started a cotton mill, the Globe
> Also on the subject of divving up, the Woonsocket
section notes that until
> 31 Jan 1867, Woonsocket was part of Cumberland so in
1869, Woonsocket was
> still a freshly minted town.
> All this, with the exception of noting Central Falls
being set off from
> Lincoln in 1895 which had yet to happen at the time,
comes from a
> large* book, "History of RI w/Illustrations; Hoag,
Wade & Co,
> 1878" Pgs 159 - Lincoln, 184 - North Smithfield,
306 - Smithfield & 345 -
> *I'd love to scan stuff from it but it's abt.
4x the size of my scanner
> and heavy as lead.
> It's also interesting to note according to the
above history, that North
> Smithfield was for a few weeks after it came into
being, named Slater.
> On to Logee Hill Rd & Pond St.
> What I've found leads me to believe that the
present Logee St. was once
> known as Logee Hill Rd.
> However, the present Pond St., some distance away and
on the opposite side
> of the Blackstone is a totally different street than
your 1869 Pond St.
> 1871 Woonsocket City Directory @ Ancestry, descriptions
> Logee, north and south, beyond Bernon Cemetery, B. (B
> on a present map I have what was Bernon Village &
Hamlet Village on the
> map @ Ancestry, are now both combined & known as the
Hamlet section of the
> Pond, from Logee Hill road S. E. to the Cemetery.
> From location of the Bernon Cemetery, it seems that it
can't be the
> mentioned in the Pond St. description. Pond is running
> Hill Rd to a cemetery and the named Bernon Cemetery is
on the north side
> Logee Hill Rd. in the old Bernon Village.
> Find A Grave offers that Saint James Cemetery aka
> Cemetery #9 is also known as Bernon Cemetery or Bernon
> And futher descriptions from the RI Historic Cemeteries
> A Grave yield more:
> 356 burials with 16 inscriptions from 1837 to 1895
> 150 ft x 150 ft in very poor condition no enclosure;
> This is an abandoned cemetery, last known burial was in
1904. Cemetery was
> abandoned soon after.
> Land was originally conveyed to St. James Church
(Episcopal- the area was
> known as Bernon Village) by the Woonsocket Company by
deed dated October
> 1840 (Smithfield Register of Deeds, Book 21, Page 418).
> transferred on 10 June 1847 (Smithfield Register of
Deeds, Book 25, Page
> 483). A right of way to Park Avenue was transferred to
St. James Church by
> the R.I.H.T. Co. on 16 November 1887 (Woonsocket
Register of Deeds, Book
> Page 124).
> Cemetery has also been called Bernon Cemetery and
Bernon Tombs. Tax
> Assessor's file #23, acct. # 06-31060 (old data,
current # 6310600 Mblu 16
> N/ 207 / 23/). Tax Assessors Map #: Plat #: 16n Lot #:
207. [2013 - Owner:
> FRANKLIN ASSOCIATES, NARRAGANSETT, RI 02882; Vacant
Land; Use Code 9200;
> Description CEMETERY M00; Size (Acres) 2.25; Assessed
> Located on Logee St, Woonsocket, RI between Park Ave.
and Front St. Right
> way from Park Avenue exists between 453 & 437 Park
> Number of burials is an estimate, based on church
records. Tomb has been
> destroyed, and bodies removed.
> Less than 10 stones remain, there are 2 standing
stones, has been
> extensively vandalized and is overgrown with weeds and
trees. Burial vault
> outline still exists but damaged and filled with soil.
The city removed
> main part of it some years ago. A few granite plot
outline markers remain
> upright. Many bodies removed after church abandoned the
> So this description of the cemetery known as St. James
Cemetery / Bernon
> Cemetery / Bernon Vaults along with the 1871
description of Logee Hill Rd.
> seems to strongly suggest that the present Logee St.
was formerly known as
> Logee Hill Rd.
> If you pull up the satellite view on Bing or Google
maps, at the western
> most end of Logee St. right where it begins at Front
St, on the north side
> of Logee St. there's a wooded square which matches
a plat map segment of
> area on Find A Grave.
> One cemetery down, another to find. Unfortunately, the
city directories in
> the Ancestry databases are no help. 1869 had no streets
- just businesses;
> 1872 & 1873 had no street directory and then all of the
rest of the 1870's
> and 1880's are missing; the next ones 1890, 1891
and so on do reflect the
> massive growth with many more streets.
> I had hoped to see by looking at subsequent directories
to determine if &
> when the 1871 Pond St. ceased or was renamed. I have a
feeling it might
> still have been there by 1890 but under a different
> By 1890 there is a Pond St. but it's the present
Pond St. on the north
> of the Blackstone River: Pond, from Clinton, northerly
to the Harris
> Mill, Ward 4; cross/intersecting streets - Social,
Snow, Daniels, East
> School & Privilege.
> As to what cemetery could have been the cemetery that
the 1871 Pond St.
> traveling southeasterly towards, I can find only two
candidates on the RI
> Historic Cemeteries Transcription site:
> Woonsocket #15, Wilkinson Burial Lot located on the
corner of Wanda Dr. to
> the north side of Lydia Ave; bordered by Wanda on the
south, Lydia on the
> east & Lilac on the west.
> Whoever wrote the location must have slightly mixed
their streets up
> the parcel that fits that description is bordered south
by Wanda, east by
> Lydia and west by Flora Ave. There is a Lilac Ave. but
it's to the north,
> parallels Lydia and ends at Flora so I can see how
maybe the person
> the location description thought Flora was an extension
of Lilac if they
> were "out in the field" & there were no
> The other one is Woonsocket #18, the Peckham/Wilkinson
Cemetery. It is at
> the end of Bluestone Dr off in the woods a
bit.(Bluestone is a bit further
> south on Lydia St. past Wanda St. and on the left)
> I can find no candidate on a modern map for the 1871
Pond St. unless it
> the modern Jillson Ave. which runs sort of southerly
and peters out a
> distance from a pond in the woods named Booth Pond. I
suppose once upon a
> time in the past, just like the road in my area that
drives delivery guys
> nutty with it's abandoned section, it could have
extended further and
> a bit more to the east of Booth Pond towards where
Bluestone ends in the
> I spent quite a bit of time searching for old maps on
> the only 1870 maps I could find for this area all stop
> north of where we need to look.
> The key, I think, may be to get a look at the city
information in the city
> directories from 1872 forward and see if it can be
determined if the name
> for the older Pond St. changed, when it did and what it
became if anyone
> access to these.
> Maybe someone with a NEHGS subscription can take a look
at their databases
> see if they have these directories or some maps of the
city a few later
> the 1870 maps which all cut-off too far north.
> --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
> , SANDY JOHANSEN <jenny_ologist@> wrote:
> > I found an 1869 Woonsocket city directory with a
listing for my Benjamin
> K. Bennett that read: Pond st., n. Logee Hill Rd.
> > I searched for Logee Hill Rd. and only found Logee
Street in Woonsocket.
> Checked the maps and could not find a Pond St. near
Logee St. though. I
> a topographical map search and did find Logee Hill. Its
a 355' hill in
> Georgiaville. It looks like that is where Mount St.
Charles School is
> located. Does anyone on this list in RI know this area
who may know if
> there is a/was a Pond St. near?
> > Likely street names changed over time, but it is
interesting that the
> Logee Hill is near a pond too. Just trying to figure
out if I am in the
> right place.
> > Kind Regards,
> > Sandy Johansen
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