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Original U.S. Naval War College

Newport, Rhode Island
County of Newport.
Coaster's Harbor Island
National Register Number: 66000876
Resource type: District.
Property type: Education - college. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: RI-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Naval War College Museum; http://www.nwc.navy.mil/L1/History.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
This institution was established in 1884 to offer advanced courses for naval officers. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914), a key architect of America's naval policy, became president of the College in 1886.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

The US Navy in June 2008 completed replacement of the roof covering, installing new copper gutters and downspouts and has installed steel braces on the interior wooden roof beams to stabilize roof sagging and twisting of roof beams


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