South Street Station

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Not to be confused with South Street (MBTA station).
South Street Station
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South Street Station is located in Rhode Island
South Street Station
Location 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 (also known as The Narragansett Electric Company Power Station or Narragansett Electric Lighting Company Power Station) 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]

Narragansett Electric Company is a subsidiary of National Grid USA. The Rhode Island Historical Society was planning to build a "Heritage Harbor Museum" within the building. Construction ceased and the project was canceled in 2009 due to lack of financing.

In 2013 Brown University along with the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College announced that the vacant South Street Power Station would be a redeveloped with student housing, retail, a URI/RIC nursing school, administrative offices, a new parking structure, and additions to the adjacent riverwalk. The project is slated to also include student housing built on a parking lot along Point Street.

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  1. ^ Staff (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. 

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