Sockanosset Training School (former): Gymnasium – Cranston RI

Project type: Education and Health, Schools
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Description

A two-story, T-shaped Colonial Revival building, with a cross-gable roof and a cupola. Built by the PWA in 1936-38 to house an auditorium, gymnasium, and swimming pool. Like most of the Sockanosset buildings, this building has been demolished for the Chapel View “Lifestyle Center”, a mixed use development. Sockanosset was the state’s reform school for boys. The architect of this building was Albert Harkness of Providence.

Source notes

Pages 15 & 20, 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


New London Avenue & Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Coordinates: 41.7592331, -71.45949840000003

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