Coughlin School

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Coughlin School
Coughlin School FR.jpg
Coughlin School is located in Massachusetts
Coughlin School
Coughlin School is located in the US
Coughlin School
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′4″N 71°7′42″W / 41.68444°N 71.12833°W / 41.68444; -71.12833Coordinates: 41°41′4″N 71°7′42″W / 41.68444°N 71.12833°W / 41.68444; -71.12833
Built 1893
Architect Frank Irving Cooper
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Coughlin School is a historic school building located at 1975 Pleasant Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was built in 1893, and was one of nine new grammar schools built in the city during the 1890s. It was designed by Frank Irving Cooper, who also designed the similar Osborn Street School, along with many other schools throughout New England.

The eight room elementary school was named for Dr. John W. Coughlin, who served as mayor of Fall River during the early 1890s. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[2]

The Coughlin School was one of about a dozen elementary schools closed in June 2008 by the city, with the opening of several new, larger buildings.[3]

It suffered a fire on August 22, 2015.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ MHC Inventory Form
  3. ^ Fall River School Department