The Towers

Description

The Towers is a historic building on Ocean Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island. It is the only surviving structure from the 1880s Narragansett Pier Casino.

The Narragansett Pier Casino was built between 1883 and 1886 and was a fine example of Victorian Shingle-style architecture. The casino provided a wide range of sports and during the Gilded Age, the Narragansett Pier Casino thrived. That is until it was destroyed in the Great Fire of September 12, 1900. A fire broke out in the nearby Rockingham Hotel that day. The flames quickly spread to the Casino, leaving only The Towers’ granite walls standing.

Friends of the Historic Narragansett Towers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization that currently provides funding and operational support for the continuing restoration and preservation of the Narragansett Towers. Weddings, dances, dinners, plays, and fashion shows are held at the Towers. Its proximity to Narragansett town beach makes it an ideal venue for social gatherings. The iconic structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1969.

Be sure to check out Narragansett Town Beach just a few hundred feet away. Looking for more spots to explore nearby? Check out the GoXplr Rhode Island Map at goxplr.com/map/rhode-island!

 

Historic Specs

  • Opened: 1883
  • Original function: Narragansett Pier Casino
  • Architect(s): McKim,Mead & White
  • Year added to NRHP: 1969
  • NRHP number: 69000001
  • Status: Public
  • Admission cost: There are no regular tours of The Towers offered. The Towers are a popular wedding venue, though. That said, visitors can walk around and under the towers for free.

Location

  • Address: 35 Ocean Rd
  • Town: Narragansett
  • State: Rhode Island
  • GPS: Lat 41.43046 Lng -71.45596
  • Parking notes: Free public parking is available along Ocean Road and surrounding streets.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

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