Broadway-Armory Historic District

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Broadway-Armory Historic District
Armory District Providence.jpg
Historic homes on Parade Street
Broadway-Armory Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Broadway-Armory Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′58″N 71°25′46″W / 41.81611°N 71.42944°W / 41.81611; -71.42944Coordinates: 41°48′58″N 71°25′46″W / 41.81611°N 71.42944°W / 41.81611; -71.42944
Area 194 acres (79 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000047 [1] (original)
07001342 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 1, 1974
Boundary increase January 2, 2008

The Broadway-Armory Historic District is a historic district encompassing a mainly residential mixed-used urban area west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The district is one which saw its most significant growth between the 1830s and 1910s. It is in roughly in the shape of an inverted boot, whose east-west axis is Broadway between Dean and Messer Streets, and whose north-south spine is centered on Dexter Field, extending from Cranston Street in the south to Grove Street in the north, with its western bound at Messer Street and its eastern bound at Bridgham Street. Most of the area consists of residential wood-frame construction on smaller lots, with commercial development most evident on Broadway and Westminster Street. The Cranston Street Armory anchors the southern end of Dexter Field, a public park that was formerly a militia training ground. There are more than 1,000 historically significant buildings in the district.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and was slightly enlarged in 2008 to include a small number of properties on the eastern boundary of the district on Broadway and Dean Street.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Broadway-Armory Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Broadway-Armory Historic District (2008 increase)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-09.