Block Island State Airport terminal, 2008
Scope and Contents
The records consist of one copy of the historic resources archive documentation (text and photos on archival quality materials) for the Block Island State Airport prepared by PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation new terminal building and aircraft hangar relocation project was found to have an adverse effect on the Block Island State Airport, a historic property that was determined eligible for listing in the the National Register of Historic Places.
- Creation: 2008
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Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Biographical / Historical
The Block Island State Airport terminal building was built in 1950 as part of a major state-funded improvement and modernization program at the Block Island State Airport. It is a surviving example of the State of Rhode Island's mid-twentieth-century efforts to provide passenger, cargo, and emergency transportation improvements for Block Island's year-round population and seasonal tourist traffic through construction of modern aviation infrastructure. The Block Island State Airport improved access to the island and encouraged growth of its seasonal tourist industry and associated commercial and real estate development during the second half of the twentieth century.
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The records consist of one copy of the historic resources archive documentation (text and photos on archival quality materials) for the Block Island State Airport prepared by PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the Department of Transportation.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is planning to demolish and replace the Block Island State Airport Terminal. The one-story, wood-frame building was constructed in 1950 and has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This Rhode Island Historic Resource Archive (RIHRA) documentation was required by the FAA, RIAC, and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) as part of the terminal replacement project. PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was retained by Luis Torrado Architects, Inc., on behalf of RIAC, to complete the documentation in accordance with RIHRA written and photographic documentation standards. This report was completed in September 2008 by Matthew A. Kierstead, senior industrial historian. The large format archival photography was undertaken September 30, 2008 by Robert Brewster of Warren Jagger Photography, Inc., Providence, Rhode Island.
No accruals are anticipated at this time.
- Rhode Island. Department of Transportation (1970-) (Organization)