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Moore Fabric Company Plant, More of Historic Wakefield Added to Register
The National Park Service has added the Moore Fabric Company Plant in Pawtucket to the National Register of Historic Places and expanded the Wakefield Historic District in South Kingstown. Built between 1919 and 1949, the Moore Fabric Company Plant (above) embodies the specialization of Rhode Island’s textile industry after World War I. Wakefield is South Kingstown’s historic commercial area (below), developed over the course of two centuries. (1/15/2020) press release

State Home and School Historic District Listed in National Register
The Rhode Island State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children, built on what is now the east side of Rhode Island College’s campus, has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of community development and architecture. The National Park Service has added the State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children Historic District in Providence to the National Register of Historic Places. The State Home and School is a significant example of an institution for dependent children that influenced the development of Rhode Island’s modern child welfare system. (1/6/2020) press release