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Coast Guard House (U.S. Lifesaving Station)

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U.S. Lifesaving Station
1888, McKim, Mead and White. 40 Ocean Rd.

Through the arch, and adjacent to it, is McKim, Mead and White's Romanesque Revival lifesaving station, a severe, beautifully crafted, and compact granite box with the Rhode Island anchor emblazoned in low relief over the entrance as its only embellishment. Its grand austerity is all but swamped by unsympathetic appendages for its present use as a restaurant.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Coast Guard House (U.S. Lifesaving Station)", [Narragansett, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 371-371.

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