Shepard Company Building

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Shepard Company Building
Shepard Building Westminster.jpg
Westminster Street entrance
Shepard Company Building is located in Rhode Island
Shepard Company Building
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′24″N 71°24′50″W / 41.82333°N 71.41389°W / 41.82333; -71.41389Coordinates: 41°49′24″N 71°24′50″W / 41.82333°N 71.41389°W / 41.82333; -71.41389
Architect Hall,George Frederick
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
Part of Downtown Providence Historic District (#84001967)
NRHP Reference # 76000003 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 11, 1976
Designated CP February 10, 1984

The Shepard Company Building is an historic building at 259 Westminster Mall, 72-92 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island. A prominent landmark in the Providence downtown, it occupies an entire city block, and housed Shepard's, one of New England's largest department stores, for many decades. The building grew in stages, starting as a modest three-story Italianate structure at the corner of Clemence and Washington in 1880. Beginning in 1896 the company embarked on a rapid expansion, designed by George Frideric Hall, which was largely completed by 1903. The building was struck by fire in 1920, but rebuilt under Hall's supervision.[2] The building now houses the Feinstein Campus of the University of Rhode Island.[3]

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

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Shepard Company Building" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Driving Directions". URI Providence. Retrieved 2014-10-29.