Smith Street Primary School

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Smith Street Primary School
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Smith Street Primary School is located in Rhode Island
Smith Street Primary School
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′2″N 71°25′30″W / 41.83389°N 71.42500°W / 41.83389; -71.42500Coordinates: 41°50′2″N 71°25′30″W / 41.83389°N 71.42500°W / 41.83389; -71.42500
Built 1885
Architect Walker,William R.,& Son
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84002050 [1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

The Smith Street Primary School is an historic school at 396 Smith Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a large 2-1/2 story brick structure with a cross-gable roof. It was designed in Queen Anne style by William R. Walker & Son and built in 1885. The building occupies its site at an unusual angle, partially overhanging the sidewalk, and has an asymmetrical interior, a departure from the other schools the Walkers designed for the city. It was used as a school facility until 1958, and then housed administrative offices for twenty years. It is one of three (out of fifteen) surviving schools built by the city in the 1880s.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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 Smith Street Primary School". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-30.