Narragansett Pier Life Saving Station

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Coast Guard House
The Coast Guard House, Narragansett RI.jpg
The Coast Guard House
Narragansett Pier Life Saving Station is located in Rhode Island
Narragansett Pier Life Saving Station
Location Narragansett, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°25′48″N 71°27′20″W / 41.43000°N 71.45556°W / 41.43000; -71.45556Coordinates: 41°25′48″N 71°27′20″W / 41.43000°N 71.45556°W / 41.43000; -71.45556
Built 1888
Architect McKim,Mead & White
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
Part of Towers Historic District (#82000021)
NRHP Reference # 76000010 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 30, 1976
Designated CP August 18, 1982

The Coast Guard House is an historic lifesaving station at 40 Ocean Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The station was built in 1888 by McKim, Mead, and White, during the heyday of Narragansett Pier as a summer resort community. It is a roughly oblong block, semicircular at its north end, with a steep slate roof that curves with the line of the wall at the north end. The building served as a lifesaving station from 1888 to 1946, and was converted to a restaurant in the 1960s. This resulted in the addition of a large dining area to the south and east, and the leveling of the floor in the boat storage area. The southern end of the second floor was damaged by fire in 1975.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Narragansett Pier Life Saving Station" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-21.