Man striking the pipes at one of the State Institutions

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Man striking the pipes at one of the State Institutions

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Image of a man striking the pipes at one of the State Institutions at Howard.

On a hill that rolls gradually up from the Pawtuxet River across Pontiac Avenue stands the Howard Reservation, a campus-like setting that includes Victorian stone structures, numerous early twentieth-century Colonial Revival brick buildings, and assorted new facilities. Its story is part of the social history of all of Rhode Island, not just Cranston. The development of Howard was Rhode Island’s first attempt to provide social services statewide through publicly supported and publicly administered institutions. As such, the Howard Reservation signals both a significant change in the role of the state and a major alternation in the treatment of the poor, the mentally ill, and the criminal.
Excerpt from: Historical Preservation Commission’s Statewide Historical Preservation Report P-C-1 on Cranston, 1980

See also:
Cranston: National Register of Historic Places, 1984

Report of the Committee of State Charities and Corrections Upon the State Institutions at Cranston, Made to the Senate, at its January Session, 1883

Report of the Joint Special Committee on the State Asylum for the Insane Made to the General Assembly at its January Session, A.D. 1868

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:  Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Article Written by William F. Gleason, M.D....on a State School for Feeble-Minded Children, 1907

Report of State Commission on Public Welfare Institutions, 1943

Special Legislative Commission to Study the Howard Complex records, 1970-1972

External Related Resources:
Rhode Island Historical Society: Rhode Island State Institutions Records, 1839-1968 (bulk 1885-1944)

Missouri State Archives exhibit- Quest for a Cure: Care and Treatment in Missouri's First State Mental Hospital

Source

Accession 2015-28

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1914

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

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jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

lantern slides

Citation

Rhode Island. Board of Charities and Corrections (1789-1917), "Man striking the pipes at one of the State Institutions," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #784, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/784 (accessed June 18, 2019).