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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Meeting Street School

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
1. The Meeting Street School Marker
Upper Marker
Inscription. [Upper Marker:]
This building was erected in 1769 as a public school house by the town and its properties. 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.

[Lower Marker:[
The Meeting Street School
The first public school to be open to Afro-American children in 1828
 
Erected by State of Rhode Island - Upper Marker and Rhode Island Black Heritage Society - Lower Marker.
 
Location. 41° 49.724′ N, 71° 24.536′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shakespeare's Head ( within shouting distance of this marker); Court and State House ( within shouting distance of this marker); College Hill Historic District ( within shouting distance of this marker); Fleur-De-Lys Studio
The Meeting Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
2. The Meeting Street School Marker
Lower Marker
( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sissieretta Jones ( about 400 feet away); A Changing Nation ( about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church ( about 500 feet away); Gone From Hence ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
The Meeting Street School Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
3. The Meeting Street School Markers
The Meeting Street School image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
4. The Meeting Street School
The markers are visible on the far left of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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