Cape Verdean Communities in America

  Wickenden St., circa 1950
Wickenden St., circa 1950
Photo courtesy of the
Rhode Island Historical Society
Fox Point
Providence, Rhode Island

In the second half of the 19th century, many Portuguese, Cape Verdeans and Azoreans immigrated to Fox Point in search of factory and waterfront jobs. By the end of the 19th century, almost 2,000 Portuguese immigrants had settled in the neighborhood, often crowded into low-income rental units. Predominantly Catholic, this immigrant community eventually erected its own church, Our Lady of the Rosary (1885). Portuguese immigration to Fox Point and other areas of Providence and southeastern Massachusetts was heavy throughout the first part of the 20th century until 1924, when immigration laws halted the flow almost completely. - from Fox Point, Providence Neighborhood Profiles


Fox Point Map
Fox Point (map detail)

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Fox Point Men - 1955
Fox Point, 1955
l-to-r: "Voo Voo" Lopes, "Willy" Lima, Domingos "Mingo" Lopes, and "Gene" Correia. Photo ©Trudi Coli, from the Cape Verdean Immigrants and their Roots Photo Collection

People and Stories

Manny Almeida's Ringside Lounge
Sign - Manny Almeida's Ringside Lounge
photo © Sam Beck

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Fox Point today
Fox Point today
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