The Meeting Street School

The Meeting Street School (HM11XZ)

Location: Providence, RI 02903 Providence County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 49.724', W 71° 24.536'

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[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
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HM NumberHM11XZ
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Placed ByState of Rhode Island - Upper Marker and Rhode Island Black Heritage Society - Lower Marker
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 299957 N 4633566
Decimal Degrees41.82873333, -71.40893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.724', W 71° 24.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 43.44" N, 71° 24' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 Meeting St, Providence RI 02903, US
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