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The Pawtucket Armory is an historic armory building at 172 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. One of the major works of William R. Walker & Son, it was built in 1894-5. Built of red brick with granite and limestone trim, it has a distinctive main block, with crenellated towers at the corners, and is prominently sited near Pawtucket's central business district. It has a Richardsonian Romanesque entry, recessed under a round archway with wrought iron gates. The armory drill hall extends to behind the building along Fountain Avenue.[2]

Pawtucket Armory
Pawtucket Armory 2013.jpg
Pawtucket Armory in 2013
Pawtucket Armory is located in Rhode Island
Pawtucket Armory
Pawtucket Armory is located in the United States
Pawtucket Armory
LocationPawtucket, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°52′49″N 71°22′49″W / 41.88028°N 71.38028°W / 41.88028; -71.38028Coordinates: 41°52′49″N 71°22′49″W / 41.88028°N 71.38028°W / 41.88028; -71.38028
ArchitectWilliam R. Walker & Son
Part ofExchange Street Historic District (#02000952)
MPSPawtucket MRA
NRHP reference #83003836 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1983
Designated CPSeptember 6, 2002

From 2005 to 2010, the armory housed the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts. It is currently home to the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center.

The armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Pawtucket (PDF pages 99-101)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-18.

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