Rhode Island State Infirmary Hospital (former): Virks Building – Cranston RI

Description

Built by the PWA in 1936 as the main building of its institution, the Virks Building is one of the largest buildings in this part of the city. It features a large portico, overlooking West Road. It was designed by Ambrose J. Murphy of Providence, more well known for his ecclesiastical designs. The building is currently vacant, with a proposal to convert it into offices.

Source notes

Pages 15 & 19, Rhode Island: State-Owned Historic Properties (Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1989)
PDF version available at http://www.preservation.ri.gov/survey/publications.php

Project originally submitted by John P. on February 20, 2014.

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Location Info


3 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Coordinates: 41.745091, -71.460241

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