Old Harbor Historic District

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Old Harbor Historic District
Old Harbor Block Island.jpg
Old Harbor in 2008 from the ferry
Old Harbor Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Old Harbor Historic District
Location New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°10′20″N 71°33′27″W / 41.17222°N 71.55750°W / 41.17222; -71.55750Coordinates: 41°10′20″N 71°33′27″W / 41.17222°N 71.55750°W / 41.17222; -71.55750
Area 175 acres (71 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000012[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1974

The Old Harbor Historic District is an historic district in the resort community of New Shoreham on Block Island off the southern coast of Rhode Island. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Main Street, it includes Spring, High, and Water streets as well. There are 42 buildings listed in the district, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

District buildings[edit]

Chapel Street

  • Site of First Baptist Church
  • Saint Andrews Roman Catholic Church, c.1900

Dodge Street

  • Surf Hotel, c. 1876
  • Blue Dory Inn, c. 1870
  • Drug Store, c. 1870
  • Olsen’s Cottage, c. 1875
  • Rose Store, c. 1875
  • Gothic Cottage, c. 1880
  • Andrew. Dodge House, c. 1800
  • Leslie Dodge House (The Gables Inn), c. 1860
  • J. Hooper House, c. 1750
  • Mansard House, c. 1875

High Street

  • House, c. 1870
  • Union Hotel, 1883
  • Hartford Hotel, c. 1880
  • Mitchell Cottage, c. 1865
  • Masonic Lodge, c. 1876
  • Perry Cottage, c. 1890
  • Bellevue Hotel, c. 1885
  • Eureka Hotel, c. 1880
  • Highland House, c. 1890

Main Street

  • Woonsocket House (Block Island Historical Society), c. 1875
  • Woonsocket House (Annex Block Island Inn), c. 1880
  • The Yellow Kittens, c. 1890

Spring Street

  • 1661 Inn, c. 1870
  • Rose Cottage, c. 1880
  • Atlantic Hotel Norwich Hotel, c. 1880
  • House, c. 1885
  • Spring House and Annex, 1852/c. 1872

Water Street

  • New National Hotel, 1888/1904
  • Narragansett Hotel, c. 1875/c. 19O8
  • Ocean Cottage New Shoreham Hotel, c. 1875/c. 1910
  • Pequot House, 1882
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 1872
  • Norton’s Cottage Dept. Store, c. 189O
  • Roller Skating Rink Empire Theatre, c. 188O
  • City Drug Store, c. 1880
  • C. C. Ball General Store, c. 1880
  • Shamrock Inn Ocean View Annex, c. 1875
  • Site of Ocean View Hotel[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Nomination form, National Register of Historic Places, Old Harbor, New Shoreham, Rhode Island". preservation.ri.gov. May 8, 1974. Retrieved July 30, 2014.