R. C. N. Monahan

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J. C. Potter Casino, Slater Park, Pawtucket, 1917.

Robert C. N. Monahan (died 1963)[1] was an American architect from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Life and career[edit]

Monahan opened his office in Pawtucket at the turn of the century, he practiced alone until 1926, when he made Robert R. Meikle a partner in the new firm of Monahan & Meikle. In 1943, Carl F. Johnson was also made a partner, and the firm became Monahan, Meikle & Johnson in 1951.[2] In 1962, Monahan retired, dying the next year. Carl Johnson took over, the firm becoming Johnson & Haynes, with Irving B. Haynes, the firm was dissolved in 1968, and Haynes opened an office in Providence.

Monahan was a well-known architect during the first half of the twentieth century, he and his firms were well known throughout southern New England as architects of houses, churches, schools, and other buildings.

Architectural works[edit]

Pawtucket High School, Pawtucket, 1926.
Westerly Jr. High School, Westerly, 1929.
Winn Library, Gordon College, 1954.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bridgeport, 1958.
Blackstone Valley Electric Building, Pawtucket, 1968.

R. C. N. Monahan, before 1925[edit]

  • 1901 - Washington School, 901 Washington St., South Attleboro, Massachusetts. Demolished.[3]
  • 1903 - Robert C. N. Monahan House, 14 Denver St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The architect's own residence.[4]
  • 1904 - Darlington School, 466 Cottage St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Demolished.[5]
  • 1904 - West Side School, 949 Dexter St., Central Falls, Rhode Island. Demolished.[6]
  • 1908 - Child Street School, 450 Child St., Warren, Rhode Island. Now home to the Bristol County Water Authority.[7]
  • 1909 - Bungalow, Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Demolished.[4]
  • 1911 - James C. Potter (Potter-Burns) School, Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[8]
  • 1912 - Gates, Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]
  • 1912 - South Woodlawn Fire Station, 394 West Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]
  • 1915 - Samuel Slater School, Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[9]
  • 1915 - T. Stewart Little House, 55 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[10]
  • 1915 - Y. W. C. A. Annex, 324 Broad St., Central Falls, Rhode Island. Demolished in 1992.[11]
  • 1916 - Nathanael Greene School, Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[12]
  • 1916 - William Gillespie Duplex, 96-98 Clay St., Central Falls, Rhode Island.[13]
  • 1917 - Bandstand, Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]
  • 1917 - Darius L. Goff House, 22 Arlington St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[14]
  • 1917 - J. C. Potter Casino, Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]
  • 1918 - Frank J. McDuff House, 7 Homestead St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[15]
  • 1919 - G. Bradford Draper House, 7 Denver St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.)[16]
  • 1922 - Toole Building (Remodeling), 228 Main St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Addition of two stories to the former Wheaton Building (1892).[17]
  • 1923 - Clubhouse, Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]
  • 1923 - Samuel Slater Jr. High School, Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island. A radical expansion of the original Slater School.[18]

Monahan & Meikle, 1925-1951[edit]

Monahan, Meikle & Johnson, 1951-1962[edit]

Johnson & Haynes, 1962-1968[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIA Historical Directory of American Architects
  2. ^ a b c d American Architects Directory. 1955.
  3. ^ Annual Report of the School Committee. 1902.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Johnson, Elizabeth J., James L. Wheaton, and Susan L. Reed. Images of America: Pawtucket. Vol. 2. 1996.
  5. ^ Annual Report of the State Board of Education. 1905.
  6. ^ American Architect and Building News 9 July 1904: viii/
  7. ^ Municipal Journal and Engineer 11 March 1908: 327.
  8. ^ American Contractor 3 Sept. 1910: 66.
  9. ^ American Contractor 20 Feb. 1915: 52.
  10. ^ a b c d Historic Resources of Pawtucket, Rhode Island: Partial Inventory, Historic and Architectural Properties. 1984.
  11. ^ American Contractor 13 March 1915: 48.
  12. ^ American Contractor 2 Dec. 1916: 55.
  13. ^ American Contractor 10 June 1916: 66
  14. ^ American Contractor 25 Nov. 1916: 53.
  15. ^ American Contractor 8 June 1922: 55..
  16. ^ American Contractor 11 Oct. 1919: 50..
  17. ^ American Contractor 4 Feb. 1922: 62.
  18. ^ American Contractor 16 Dec. 1922: 44..
  19. ^ a b c Pawtucket, Rhode Island: Statewide Preservation Report P-PA-2. 1978.
  20. ^ Scituate Tax Book, 1928. 1928.
  21. ^ Engineering News-Record Sept. 1929: 1325.
  22. ^ Blackstone Boulevard Realty Plat Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1995.
  23. ^ Iron Age 26 June 1930: 160
  24. ^ Engineering News-Record 1931: 1114
  25. ^ Guide Officiel des Franco-Américains. 1940.
  26. ^ House, Kirk W. Images of America: Hopkinton. 2004.
  27. ^ Bridgemen's Magazine 1934: 627
  28. ^ Rhode Island: State-Owned Historic Properties. 1989.
  29. ^ Engineering News-Record 1946: 27
  30. ^ http://www.mhri.org/ss_plugins/content/content.php?content.1005
  31. ^ http://momicoh.pastperfect-online.com/32879cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=364C89EA-0CEB-4960-9E10-258735502770&type=301
  32. ^ a b Engineering News-Record 1954: 80.
  33. ^ "Covenant Congregational Church". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  34. ^ East Providence, Rhode Island: Statewide Preservation Report P-EP-1. 1976.
  35. ^ Bridgeport (CT) Daily Post 23 March 1958:
  36. ^ "Chelmsford Central Congregational Church". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  37. ^ Nashua (NH) Telegraph 17 Sept. 1959: 10.
  38. ^ "Trinity's history". http://www.trinitynh.org/. n.d. Web.
  39. ^ a b Woodward, William McKenzie. Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources. 1986.
  40. ^ "Hopedale Union Evangelical Church". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  41. ^ "Swedish Congregational Church". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  42. ^ http://historicsurvey.lexingtonma.gov/lexareas/post_1940_period.htm>