Westerly Downtown Historic District

Railroad Ave., High, Canal, Broad, Union, and Main Sts., Westerly, Rhode Island


Westerly Station

1. General view of south elevation of station and eastbound and westbound pedestrian underpass shelters, facing northwest.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


Built in 1913, Westerly Station is a focal downtown Westerly landmark and an important component of the Westerly Downtown National Register Historic District. The station is a large, ornate example of the Mission style, which was adopted by the New Haven Railroad for several types of buildings during a facility reconstruction program initiated in the early twentieth century. The construction of the station coincided with a major civic improvement campaign in Westerly that resulted in the construction of several other prominent local landmark buildings in the downtown area and the enhancement of the city's transportation infrastructure. Westerly Station continues to serve Amtrak railroad passengers today. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-401)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1984
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Victorian; Modern Movement: Art Deco
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Courthouse; City hall; Business
Current functions
Business; City hall; Courthouse
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 43
Non-contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 12, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett