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    Apponaug Post Office – Warwick RI

    Date added: February 21, 2014; Modified: July 26, 2023

    This standard, Colonial Revival post office was built as a New Deal project. Examples of this building can be seen all over the country. This building serves as the central post office for the city of Warwick, and is notable… read more

    Oakland Beach School – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 11, 2014; Modified: April 28, 2017

    A mundane Colonial Revival structure serving the Oakland Beach neighborhood of Warwick. The architects were William R. Walker & Son of Providence.

    Hangar No. 1, T. F. Green Airport – Warwick RI

    Date added: February 21, 2014; Modified: April 28, 2017

    This PWA building was constructed in 1937-38 and demolished in 2013. A two-story Art Deco building intended to house both hangar and terminal facilities. The architects were Jackson, Robertson & Adams. The building was torn down as a safety measure… read more

    Nelson W. Aldrich High School – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 11, 2014; Modified: April 28, 2017

    A long, low Colonial Revival school with a portico and pediment. One of the last major commissions of its architects, William R. Walker & Son. Has served as a junior high school since Veterans Memorial was opened in 1955.

    Suburban Parkway Landscaping – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 11, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    By 1940, the tracks of the former Warwick Railroad had been removed from the center of Suburban Parkway in Oakland Beach. As a WPA project, this center strip was landscaped.

    Goddard Memorial Park Improvements – Warwick RI

    Date added: November 21, 2016; Modified: November 21, 2016

    WPA crews built fireplaces and reproduction Narragansett Indian villages for Warwick’s 300th anniversary in 1936. Crews also built a field house in the park, but it does not appear to be extant. The precise location of fireplaces is unclear in… read more

    Waterworks – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 18, 2015

    A waterworks construction project in Warwick, Rhode Island was undertaken with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $45,352 loan and $12,951 grant for the project, whose total cost was $59,268; construction occurred between… read more

    Apponaug Post Office Murals – Warwick RI

    Date added: February 21, 2014; Modified: February 10, 2015

    Completed in 1942, this mural “Apponaug Fishermen” by artist Paul Sample depicts local shellfishers in Apponaug Cove. It resides in the Apponaug Post Office, dedicated in 1940.

    James T. Lockwood High School (former) Repairs – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 11, 2014; Modified: January 20, 2015

    In 1938, a massive hurricane destroyed or damaged many public and private buildings in Rhode Island. Among these buildings was the James T. Lockwood High School of Warwick. Edward O. Ekman of Providence was hired to draw plans for the… read more

    Beach Avenue Sidewalks – Warwick RI

    Date added: May 6, 2014; Modified: May 6, 2014

    Sidewalks lining Conimicut’s Beach Avenue. Parts have been replaced and removed over the years, but WPA stamps remain.

    Samuel Gorton High School – Warwick RI

    Date added: April 3, 2014

    A long, low Art Deco building constructed by the PWA in 1938-39. Originally a high school, it is now used as a junior high. The architect was Edward O. Ekman, of Providence.