• Bristol County Courthouse (former) Renovations - Bristol RI
    "During 1934-35 the building was refurbished as a PWA project under the direction of Bristol architect Wallis E. Howe, a partner in the firm Howe & Church. The original Tuscan-columned portico was replaced with a "Gothic" design of clustered colonettes, a ball-frieze design used by Russell Warren on the cornice of Hey Bonnie Hall was replicated, and the courthouse was painted a Colonial Revival scheme of yellow with white trim and green shutters." The building is still standing and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • City Hall - Cranston RI
    After winning the mayoralty in 1934, Ernest L. Sprague "called for the building of a new city hall because the existing one in Knightsville was a 'fire hazard' ... Within a few months ... Sprague had secured a federal grant from the Public Works Administration to build a new city hall."   (Frias) A 1939 survey of PWA projects describes the still intact city hall as follows: "The new city hall, which houses all of the municipal offices, replaces the old frame town hall built in 1885 which was considered to be a firetrap, and, in addition, made it possible to eliminate...
  • Rhode Island State Hospital for Mental Diseases (former): Simpson Hall - Cranston RI
    A large Colonial Revival building. Built concurrently with neighboring Elizabeth Barry Hall, which is identical, though designed by a different architect. Simpson was designed by Howe & Church, of Providence.
  • Rhode Island State Sanatorium, Wallum Lake House - Burrillville RI
    The Wallum Lake House was the Sanatorium's main building. It is a large, 3-story brick building, in the Colonial Revival style. The State Sanatorium was originally used as a place for the treatment of tuberculosis patients. It was designed by the Providence architectural firm of Howe & Church during the mid-1930s. This building replaced the Sanatorium's original building, which had opened in 1905. When it opened, Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in Rhode Island. The hospital became the Zambarano Unit of Eleanor Slater Hospital in 1994. It is now used primarily to care for long-term patients requiring intensive care. The Bridgemen's...