Foster Preservation Society

Foster Center National Historic District


Early Postcard View of Foster Center 1905

The small village of Foster Center, which began in the mid-18th century, has been the seat of town government since 1781. As Foster's most important community center and one of the best preserved, Foster Center was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.* The buildings shown are from left to right, Foster Center Christian/Baptist Church, Welcome Rood Tavern and carriage house, a residence and the Foster Center School/Foster Library.

* ( text from Foster, RI, RIHPC Report, P-F-1, 1982)


Foster Preservation Society

P.O. Box 51

Foster, RI 02825

Phone (401) 397-5687