America Street School

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America Street School
America Street School is located in Rhode Island
America Street School
Location 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
Architect Frederick E. Field
Architectural style No Style Listed
Demolished 1996[2]
Governing body Private
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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "1995 Ten Most Endangered Properties". Providence Preservation Society. 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 the building was seen as outdated and in a state of ill repair, which ultimately led to its demolition. 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.