Leonard School

The Leonard School is a historic school building at 356 West Britannia Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. It is a two-story brick structure, with a hip roof and a projecting front section that is topped by a truncated tower. A large gable in front of this tower is filled by a large half-round window. An enclosed gable-roof porch shelters the main entrance. Built in 1888 in the Italianate style, it is one of several local schools designed by Gustavus L. Smith. It is named after the locally prominent Leonard family, who were leaders in the city's industrial development.

Leonard School
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Leonard School is located in Massachusetts
Leonard School
Leonard School is located in the United States
Leonard School
LocationTaunton, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°55′04″N 71°06′29″W / 41.91778°N 71.10815°W / 41.91778; -71.10815Coordinates: 41°55′04″N 71°06′29″W / 41.91778°N 71.10815°W / 41.91778; -71.10815
ArchitectGustavus L. Smith
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSTaunton MRA
NRHP reference No.84002155 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 5, 1984

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[2] It closed in 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination and MACRIS inventory record for Leonard School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  3. ^ City school to close today