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Address: Woonsocket, RI
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Government building built in 1856.

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Worth a stroll through the building

I live in Woonsocket, but whenever I have to go to city hall its always worth walkthrough especially just to see Harris Hall. Abe Lincoln made a speech there that gave him... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
mtmcq2000
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Rhode Island
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I live in Woonsocket, but whenever I have to go to city hall its always worth walkthrough especially just to see Harris Hall. Abe Lincoln made a speech there that gave him national recognition. And its a quaint old cityhall

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Historic building officially known as "Harris Hall" in honor of Edward Harris, Woonsocket's first millionaire. This is where Abraham Lincoln spoke on his way to Seneca, NY. Could be so much more with a little imagination, not machinations.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Outside there is a plague of Abraham Lincoln from his visit in 1860. Inside the meeting hall looks pretty much as it did when he visited. He arrived at the depot by train, walked over to city hall and spoke. Little known fact, I think is exciting, just before he was nominated.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

I was pleased when I went into the building. It even had an old 20th century elevator, quite interesting.

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