Central Falls Post Office to be renamed in honor of local legend

Central Falls Post Office To Be Renamed In Honor Of Local Legend

Elizabeth Buffum Chace

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — The Central Falls Post Office will be renamed in honor of a local legend, Elizabeth Buffum Chace.

The post office will be renamed on Monday the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office.

Buffum Chace was born in Smithfield in 1806 and is a well-known activist in the anti-slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform movement, according to the National Park Service.

The opportunity to rename this post office was made possible per a bill submitted by Sen. Jack Reed, co-sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. David Cicilline and Jim Langevin.

Since this is a federal building, President Joe Biden had to sign this into law.

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