H.M. Warren School

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H. M. Warren School
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H.M. Warren School is located in Massachusetts
H.M. Warren School
H.M. Warren School is located in the US
H.M. Warren School
Location 30 Converse St., Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°29′57″N 71°05′04″W / 42.4992°N 71.0844°W / 42.4992; -71.0844Coordinates: 42°29′57″N 71°05′04″W / 42.4992°N 71.0844°W / 42.4992; -71.0844
Built 1895
Architect Park,Charles E.
Architectural style Renaissance
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 06, 1989

The H. M. Warren School is a historic school building at 30 Converse Street in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Built c. 1895-97, it is locally significant as a fine example of Renaissance Revival architecture, and for its role in the town's educational system. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1] It now houses social service agencies.

Description and history[edit]

The Warren School building is set on the south side of Converse Street, in a residential area on Wakefield's west side. The two story brick and limestone building was designed by Charles E. Park, and built c. 1895-97, during the town's most significant period of suburban development (1870-1910). It was named for Major Horace M. Warren, a Wakefield native killed in the American Civil War.[2]

The Renaissance Revival structure is one of the highest quality school buildings built for the town. It consists of a central section, which is flanked by matching side sections which project. The side sections are five bays wide, and have hipped slate roofs whose spine runs perpendicular to that of the central section. The central section, where the main entrance is located, has a projecting triple-arched single story portico sheltering stairs to the entry doors. The portico is topped by a low parapet, above which are the second story round-arch windows. Three hip-roof dormers project from the central section's roof.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for H. M. Warren School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-03.