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Image of the poster for the Rhode Island State Archives Charities and Corrections: Life at the State Institutions exhibit.See also: Cranston: National Register of Historic Places, 1984 Report of the Committee of State Charities and Corrections…


Images of the State Prison at Howard.Beginning in the late 1870’s and the 1880’s the original wooden structures at the state farm were gradually replaced by stone ones, many of which remain today. The Adult Correctional Institute was…


Image of Stone Hall at the State Hospital for the Insane at Howard.In 1888, the General Assembly appropriated funds for a new almshouse to replace the frame building that had been originally built for the insane. Known now as the Center Building, the…


Image of the State Workhouse and House of Correction at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Image of the Male Consumptives Hospital at the State Almshouse.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Image of the State Almshouse.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is indicative of the prevailing…


Image of a sewing room at the Oaklawn School for Girls.In 1880, eighteen acres were purchased from Job Wilbur to build the Oak Lawn Girls School on the New London Turnpike at what is now Brayton Avenue. This spot was picked because of its…


Image of a school room at the Oaklawn School for Girls.In 1880, eighteen acres were purchased from Job Wilbur to build the Oak Lawn Girls School on the New London Turnpike at what is now Brayton Avenue. This spot was picked because of its…


Image of the Oaklawn School for Girls.In 1880, eighteen acres were purchased from Job Wilbur to build the Oak Lawn Girls School on the New London Turnpike at what is now Brayton Avenue. This spot was picked because of its distance from the…


Images of excerpts from the Board of Charities and Corrections annual reports, 1912-1913.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a…


Aerial image of the Howard complex.In 1954, an active public-relations effort, including pamphlets detailing the overcrowding, articles in the Journal, and radio spots, resulted in passage of a bond issue. As a result, the J. Varley Female Geriatric…


A Mansard roof cottage on the westerly side of Pontiac Avenue, is owned and occupied by a Prison officer by the name of Foye. Both he and his wife are employees of the State he being at the Prison and she being night watch at the Women's Reformatory.…


This small cottage is on the westerly side of Pontiac Avenue, beyond the State Hospital and is occupied by a Mr. and Mrs. Caswell, he being an officer of the State Prison. This house, on account of its being surrounded by State land and contiguous…


This is a large cottage on the easterly side of Pontiac Avenue, beyond the State Hospital for Mental Diseases, built in the 90's by a Mr. Haslam, as a home for himself and wife who worked at the State Institutions - the·man as the teamer and…


This is a very attractive cottage on the westerly side of Pontiac Avenue, formerly owned by Walter Jennison and sold to Deputy Warden Crosby of the State Prison, who upon his departure from the State employ sold it. This attractive cottage is…


This is a very historic Colonial home on Sockanosset Road, built in the 1700's, occupied for years as a farm house, purchased by the State and was, until about the year 1893, from then on used as the residence for the Chaplain of the State…


This house faces on Sockanosset Road and is contiguous to #18 [The Washburn House] on our list. It is occupied at the present time by the herdsman at the State Prison barn, Mr. Creasy, whose present wife was formerly a State employee working many…


This small single one and one-half story cottage is owned by a·family by the name of Washburn. Both of these people formerly worked at the State Institutions. They have one son who is an officer on the Providence Police Force. As this building…


This building is not owned by the State. It is the home of the Misses May whose father was former Deputy Super­intendent of the State Infirmary. One of the May girls, the elder, works in New York City. The younger one works at Brown University.…


Facing on Sockanosset Road is a small one and a half story cottage. It is owned by the State and is on land owned by the State Prison. It is the home of Mr. Conn, one of the older employees of the State Prison.Excerpt from: Scrapbook, c. 1930 of…

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