The Coe Building

89 Ship St, Providence, RI


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W.H. Coe Building (1925-26): This is a-2-story, flat-roof, steel-framed brick building, finished with limestone trim. The pier and panel exterior walls have large rectangular windows with limestone sills and flat brick arches. The building conforms to its trapezoidal lot and has a rounded corner at the intersection of Ship and Clifford Streets. The entrance, on the eastern end of the south facade, has a classical frontispiece, with a shallow pediment and a pair of composite Doric and Ionic columns framing the recessed doorway. There is also coping on top of the parapet and a paneled frieze band over the second-story windows, both executed in limestone. The Coe Building was rehabilitated in 1983-84 for use as an office building. Original industrial steel sash windows (removed in the 1980s) have been replaced with aluminum frame multi-pane windows similar to the originals. Source - National Register of Historic Places