Covell Street School

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Covell Street School
Covell Street School is located in Rhode Island
Covell Street School
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′24″N 71°26′51″W / 41.82333°N 71.44750°W / 41.82333; -71.44750Coordinates: 41°49′24″N 71°26′51″W / 41.82333°N 71.44750°W / 41.82333; -71.44750
Built 1885-86
Architect W. R. Walker & Son; J. L. Sprague & Co.
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000044 [1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1976

The Covell Street School (or Joslin Multi-Service Center) is an historic school building at 231 Amherst Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a two-story wood frame structure built in a typically elaborate Queen Anne style. Although it is basically rectangular in plan, its roofline and exterior are busy, with a complicated group of cross gables, hip-roof sections, with projecting and recessed sections. A three-story square tower rises from the center of the main facade. Built in 1885 and opened in 1886, it is one of Providence's last surviving 19th-century neighborhood school buildings.[2] It was designed by the local firm of William R. Walker & Son, designers of many Rhode Island civic buildings. The builders were John L. Sprague & Company.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Covell Street School" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Coville Street School House". Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Buildings, for the Year Ending December 31, 1886. Providence: Providence Press Co., 1887.