Possible $150 venue for a NecronomiCon Providence 2015 picnic, if one were willing to gamble on the weather…

June 9th, 2014. The Federal Hill Commerce Association (FHCA), a nonprofit organization representing businesses on Federal Hill, recently announced that it is making St. John’s Park on Atwells Avenue available to businesses and individuals for celebrations, charity events, and outings. Copies of the St. John’s Park rental contract can be downloaded from FCHA’s website. Anyone interested in renting the park can contact Chris Chabot, FHCA’s secretary: Tel: 401-432-7783. E-mail: info@federalhillprov.com

St. John’s on Atwell Avenue was the setting for “The Haunter of the Dark”. The church was closed in 1991 and demolished in the early 1990s, and the site is now St. John’s Park. It has some stone posts and stairs from the old church, and a granite edging. Lovecraft also wrote a poem about a proposal to rename Atwell’s Avenue to “Columbus Avenue”.

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