Towers Historic District

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Towers Historic District
Location Narragansett, Rhode Island
Architect McKim,Mead & White; Preston,William Gibbons
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other, Federal
MPS Narragansett Pier MRA
NRHP Reference # 82000021 [1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1982

The Towers Historic District is a historic district in Narragansett, Rhode Island, encompassing a city block bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Exchange Place, Mathewson and Taylor Streets. It is centered on The Towers, the surviving remnant of the Narragansett Casino, built 1883-86 to a design by McKim, Mead & White. This area was always near the center of resort-oriented developmeng in Narragansett from the mid-19th century on, including four summer cottages on Taylor and Mathewson Streets built in the 1860s and 1870s. Most of the casino was destroyed by fire in 1900, leaving its stone towers, and the nearby Coast Guard station, also designed by McKim, Mead & White. The oldest building in the district is an 1822 2 12-story house at 18 Mathewson Street.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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. ^ "Historic Resources of Narragansett Pier" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-22.