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Providence Street School

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1914. 835 Providence St.

This clapboard Neo-Colonial schoolhouse accommodates sixteen rooms with entrance vestibules attached to either end. The clustering on the facade of expansive windows for each classroom creates double pavilions, each capped by a large, decorated gable dormer projecting from a complex roof composed of two hipped sections and culminating in a delightful open belfry. The splendid state of preservation of an early-twentieth-century wooden school building of such quality in this style is extraordinary and should be maintained.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Providence Street School", [West Warwick, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-WW12.

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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, 330-330.

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