Wanskuck Library-Providence Community Library

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Wanskuck Library-Providence Community Library
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Wanskuck Library-Providence Community Library is located in Rhode Island
Wanskuck Library-Providence Community Library
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°51′4″N 71°26′5″W / 41.85111°N 71.43472°W / 41.85111; -71.43472Coordinates: 41°51′4″N 71°26′5″W / 41.85111°N 71.43472°W / 41.85111; -71.43472
Built 1928
Architect Howe, Wallis E.; Balchin Construction Co.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Branch Buildings of Providence Community Library MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000217 [1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1998

The Wanskuck Library—Providence Community Library is an historic branch library building at 233 Veazie Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a single-story brick and stone structure, built in 1928, replacing an earlier library building which had originally housed a library established by the Wanskuck Mill Company for its employees. The building was designed by Wallis E. Howe, and is an excellent local example of Colonial Revival design, with a tetrastyle entrance portico. It was the first of ten libraries built based on Howe designs.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Wanskuck Library-Providence Community Library" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-01. 

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