Smith Street Primary School

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Smith Street Primary School
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Smith Street Primary School is located in Rhode Island
Smith Street Primary School
Smith Street Primary School is located in USA
Smith Street Primary School
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′2″N 71°25′30″W / 41.83389°N 71.42500°W / 41.83389; -71.42500Coordinates: 41°50′2″N 71°25′30″W / 41.83389°N 71.42500°W / 41.83389; -71.42500
Built 1885
Architect Walker,William R.,& Son
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 84002050 [1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

The Smith Street Primary School is an historic school at 396 Smith Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a large 2-1/2 story brick structure with a cross-gable roof. It was designed in Queen Anne style by William R. Walker & Son and built in 1885. The building occupies its site at an unusual angle, partially overhanging the sidewalk, and has an asymmetrical interior, a departure from the other schools the Walkers designed for the city. It was used as a school facility until 1958, and then housed administrative offices for twenty years. It is one of three (out of fifteen) surviving schools built by the city in the 1880s.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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 Smith Street Primary School" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-30.