Coro Building

167 Point St., Providence RI

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Built In

1929

History

Coro Building (1929, 1947): Frank S. Perry, architect. This is a three-story, flat-roof, U-shaped, reinforced concrete building with pier and panel exterior walls. The panels are filled with large banks of industrial sash windows, with bands of beige brick beneath. The piers rise up to a low parapet that is trimmed with a moderate amount of Art Deco styling. The main entrance is in the center of the south facade, recessed between two projecting wings. A large aluminum-sheathed marquee shelters the doorway; the legend, “CORO BUILDING 1929”, adorns the wall above; and the parapet swells in an ogee arch at the roofline. Unlike the other factories in the district, the Coro Building has a front lawn planted with trees and shrubs and enclosed by an iron fence. The original contractor, the Edward Sturgeon Company, built the 3- and 4- story wing on the western end of the building in 1946-47 in a similar style, but without the parapet. A fifth story with similar fenestration was added to this later wing in the mid-1980s. Source - National Register of Historic Places The Coro Building now houses the HQ of Life Span