US Weather Bureau Station (Block Island)

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US Weather Bureau Station
Former Weather Bureau station on Block Island IMG 1084.JPG
US Weather Bureau Station (Block Island) is located in Rhode Island
US Weather Bureau Station (Block Island)
US Weather Bureau Station (Block Island) is located in the US
US Weather Bureau Station (Block Island)
Location Beach Ave,
New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°10′41″N 71°34′14″W / 41.17806°N 71.57056°W / 41.17806; -71.57056Coordinates: 41°10′41″N 71°34′14″W / 41.17806°N 71.57056°W / 41.17806; -71.57056
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1903
Architect Harding & Upman
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 83000006[1]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1983

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station is an historic former weather station on Beach Avenue on Block Island, Rhode Island. It is a two story wood frame structure, three bays wide, with a flat roof surrounded by a low balustrade. There is a full-width porch across the front, supported by grouped columns. The Classical Revival building was designed by Harding & Upman, and constructed in 1903, replacing a station destroyed by fire the previous year. It originally had meteorological instruments mounted on the roof and the grounds, and was used as a weather station until 1950. It was then converted for use as a summer tourist residence.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for US Weather Bureau Station" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-22.