College Hill in Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
The Meeting Street School
This building was erected in 1769 as a public school house by the town and proprietors.
Occupied by Brown University in 1770.
One of the four first free public school buildings in 1800.
Occupied by a school for colored children for many years.
A "Fresh Air" school established in 1907, was opened here in 1908.
Erected by State of Rhode Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Colonial Era • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
Location. 41° 49.724′ N, 71° 24.536′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. It is in College Hill. Marker is on Meeting Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Meeting Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Meeting Street School (here, next to this marker); Shakespeare's Head (within shouting distance of this marker); Court and State House (within shouting College Hill Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); State Arsenal 20th Century Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boys of Adams' Battery "G" (within shouting distance of this marker); Providence Marine Corps of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prophet of Religious Freedom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. 3. submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.