Ocean Road Historic District

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Not to be confused with the Ocean Drive Historic District in Newport, Rhode Island.
Ocean Road Historic District
Flat Rock Cottage, Narragansett RI.jpg
Flat Rock Cottage
Location Narragansett, Rhode Island
Area 92 acres (37 ha)
Architect McKim, Mead & White; Preston, William Gibbons
Architectural style Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Narragansett Pier MRA
NRHP Reference # 82000019 [1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1982

The Ocean Road Historic District is a residential historic district, encompassing an area of fashionable summer houses built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The area is located south of The Towers, the center of the Narragansett Pier area, extending along Ocean Road roughly from Hazard Street to Wildfield Farm Road. Many of the 45 houses in the district were built between about 1880 and 1900, with a few built earlier and later. The Shingle style is prominent in the architectural styles found, including among houses designed by architects, including McKim, Mead & White and William Gibbons Preston. The most unusual property is called Hazard's Castle, a rambling stone structure built beginning in the 1840s by Joseph Peace Hazard, who was a major landowner in the area prior to its development in the 1880s.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Narragansett Pier" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-22.