Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Point of Interest

  • Westminster and Weybosset
  • Providence, RI 02903
Overview

The intersection of Westminster and Weybosset streets serves as an entryway to the commercial district of downtown. Walk to the intersection and look up at the landmark Turks Head Building. In the early 19th century, shopkeeper Jacob Whitman mounted a ship’s figurehead of an Ottoman above his business giving the building its name. The original was later replaced by a stone effigy.