America Street School

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America Street School
1987 photo
America Street School is located in Rhode Island
America Street School
America Street School is located in the US
America Street School
Location 22 America St., Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′23″N 71°25′42″W / 41.82306°N 71.42833°W / 41.82306; -71.42833Coordinates: 41°49′23″N 71°25′42″W / 41.82306°N 71.42833°W / 41.82306; -71.42833
Built 1905 (1905)
Architect Frederick E. Field
Demolished 1996[2]
NRHP reference # 87000996 [1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 1987

The America Street School was an historic school at 22 America Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The school was a two-story brick structure, built in 1905 to a design by Frederick E. Field. It housed ten classrooms (five on each floor), and was one of four similarly-sized schools built by the city between 1887 and 1916. The building served the city as a school until 1955, and was used for a time thereafter as a meeting place for a local branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] It was listed as one of the "Ten Most Endangered Properties" by the Providence Preservation Society in 1995, and was demolished in 1996.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "1995 Ten Most Endangered Properties". Providence Preservation Society. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. The America Street School was lost in 1996 ... the building was seen as outdated and in a state of ill repair, which ultimately led to its demolition. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for America Street School" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-07.