Paradise School

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Paradise School
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Paradise School is located in Rhode Island
Paradise School
Paradise School is located in the US
Paradise School
Location Middletown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°30′06″N 71°16′06″W / 41.50162°N 71.26847°W / 41.50162; -71.26847Coordinates: 41°30′06″N 71°16′06″W / 41.50162°N 71.26847°W / 41.50162; -71.26847
Built 1875
NRHP Reference # 78000069[1]
Added to NRHP May 5, 1978

The Paradise School is an historic school building at Paradise Avenue and Prospect in Middletown, Rhode Island. Built in 1875, it is a modest wood-frame structure, housing a single classroom, with separate entrances and vestibules for boys and girls. The roof line has decorative sawn brackets, and there is a small oculus window in the front-facing gable. The two doorways, like the windows on the sides, are sheltered by small shed roofs clad in wooden shingles.[2]

Classes were held in the building until 1955 when it became an administration office. The Middletown Historical Society acquired the building in 1976 and was later restored and holds a small museum.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Paradise School" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  3. ^ Middletown Historical Society - Paradise School

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