Perkins Buildings

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Perkins Buildings
ProvidenceRI PerkinsBuildings 102Westfield.jpg
Perkins Buildings is located in Rhode Island
Perkins Buildings
Perkins Buildings is located in the US
Perkins Buildings
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′37″N 71°25′40″W / 41.810347°N 71.427776°W / 41.810347; -71.427776Coordinates: 41°48′37″N 71°25′40″W / 41.810347°N 71.427776°W / 41.810347; -71.427776
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1887
Architect Johnson, Freeborn
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference # 03001521 [1]
Added to NRHP January 30, 2004

The Perkins Buildings are a group of three historic industrial buildings located at 85 Sprague Street, 101 and 102 Westfield Street in Providence, Rhode Island. They were built between 1887 and 1892 by Charles H. Perkins, and were originally occupied by separate industrial tenants. Two of the buildings (85 Sprague and 102 Westfield) are brick structures built in 1892 and 1890, respectively, while the 1887 mill at 101 Westfield is a wood-frame structure, a rare 19th-century survivor in the state. These buildings were consolidated into a single industrial complex in the first half of the 20th century by the Rau Fastener Company, which operated on the premises until 1994.[2]

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[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 Perkins Buildings" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-25.