South Street Station

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South Street Station
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South Street Station in 2007.
South Street Station is located in Rhode Island
South Street Station
South Street Station is located in the US
South Street Station
Location 360 Eddy Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′7″N 71°24′24″W / 41.81861°N 71.40667°W / 41.81861; -71.40667Coordinates: 41°49′7″N 71°24′24″W / 41.81861°N 71.40667°W / 41.81861; -71.40667
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1912
Architect Jenks & Ballou
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 06000553 [1]
Added to NRHP June 30, 2006

The South Street Station (formerly known as The Narragansett Electric Company Power Station or Narragansett Electric Lighting Company Power Station and renamed in 2017 to South Street Landing) is an historic electrical power generation station at 360 Eddy Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a massive brick and stone structure, built in stages between 1912 and 1952. Despite three major phases of construction, the 58,000 square foot building has fairly consistent Classical Revival styling. The building, an excellent example of early 20th-century power plant design, burned coal to provide electrical power to the city. It was gradually taken over by the more modern Manchester Street Station, and was decommissioned in 1995.[2]

Following the station's decommissioning, the Rhode Island Historical Society planned to convert the building into a museum. The project was cancelled in 2009 due to lack of funding. The building sat vacant and decaying for many years.

South Street Landing in 2018

In 2017 the structure was entirely renovated and re-opened under the name South Street Landing.[3] The space is shared by Brown University, Rhode Island College, and University of Rhode Island.[3] A 750-space parking garage was constructed next door.[3] An adjacent 270-bed housing complex is scheduled to be completed on Point Street in 2019.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for South Street Station" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d Nesi, Ted (29 November 2017). "Old power station transformed as ribbon cut on $220M South Street Landing project". WPRI Eyewitness News. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 

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