Cranston Calvert Elementary School Addition – Newport RI

Description

New Deal-funded crews built an addition to the Calvert School, now Cranston Calvert Elementary. The school closed in 2013, though the building remains standing as of May 2015. The Newport Mercury, linked below, suggests that funding was through the PWA: “Official approval 0f Ray E. Wilson. Jr., as plumbing contractor for the Cranston-Calvert school improvements now being carried on through PWA funds has been received by Superintendent of Schools Lowe. Mr. Wilson has started work at Cranston. Superintendent Lowe said today that he expected to receive approval from the PWA office on the Humford plans any day.”

Source notes

Newport Mercury, June 7, 1935, p. 4

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 28, 2016.

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Location Info

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15 Cranston Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Coordinates: 41.494413, -71.307738

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