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Gerald S Burns Building

  • Historical Name: Municipal Welfare Building
  • Originally: Pawtucket Post Office

  • Address: 56 High St
  • Vicinity: Summer St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Gerald S. Burns Building was built in 1896 as the Pawtucket Post Office. In the 1940's it became the city's welfare office and served the community until the late 1970's. In 1979 a three year renovation began that join the structure with the Sayles Building to become the Pawtucket Public Library. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Aiken and J.K. Taylor Architect

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Particulars for Gerald S Burns Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Post Office
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 30th April 1976

Registry Name: Pawtucket Post Office
Registry Address: 56 High St.
Registry Number: 76000226
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Aiken and J.K. Taylor
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1896, 1897
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Post office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Government office

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