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State Police Barracks

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1935, Jackson, Robertson and Adams. 7875 Post Rd.

The Colonial Revival barracks is given a Mid-Atlantic formality by tall end chinmeys and low flanking wings with shallow recessed arches and connecting hyphens to pedimented end pavilions. The typical compression of New England colonial architecture often encouraged escape to the expansive massing of this alien colonial precedent, with its hyphens and wings, especially during the interwar period, when such massing was popular both for functional expression and for picturesque silhouette. The architects designed a series of state police barracks in the style (see those in Lincoln [ LI22] and Portsmouth [ PO10]).

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "State Police Barracks", [North Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NK7.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 357-357.

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