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Thompson Street School
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Location New Bedford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°37′17″N70°55′37″W / 41.62139°N 70.92694°W / 41.62139; -70.92694 Coordinates: 41°37′17″N70°55′37″W / 41.62139°N 70.92694°W / 41.62139; -70.92694
Built 1884
Architect Brownell & Murkland
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference #

89002329

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Added to NRHP January 26, 1990

The Thompson Street School is a historic school building at 58 Crapo Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 story school was built in 1884 to a design by Brownell & Murkland, and features a distinctive blend of Queen Anne, Stick, and Romanesque styling. It was built during a period of rapid growth in the area, and was named for James D. Thompson, a prominent locally-born military leader and politician. It was converted for use as a community center in 1976. [2]

New Bedford, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts and is known for its fishing fleet and accompanying seafood producing industries as well as having a high concentration of Luso Americans.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

See also

List of Registered Historic Places in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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