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The Meader Street School is a 2-story cross gable roof Queen Anne primary school in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence. The school is one of the last remaining wooden 4-room schools that still exist in Providence today. The school features a tall central brick chimney stack, ample windows, and a platform at the crest of the roof where the school belfry used to be. It is owned by the City’s Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA).

SAVED: A neighborhood blight for several years, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association has attempted to purchase it for several years. In 2016, WBNA secured state historic tax credits and later became a partner in the redevelopment with the Providence Revolving Fund and developer BJ Dupre. Monika Kraemer was the project architect. As of February, 2019, the Meader Street School is fully leased with residential apartments.

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