We are currently working to make the Windmill Building on Clarke Road our permanent home. To date siding has been removed, bathrooms demolished, and soon windows are in the process of being replaced. Next, the outside of the building will be re-sided. We are still raising funds for Phase 2 of the project, which includes interior renovations. We are grateful to the following who have donated their time and talent to this project:
– Keith Lescarbeau, Abcore Construction
– Sweenor Builders
– Pariseault Builders
– Davitt Design Build
“The Windmill Building”
The iconic Windmill Building on Clarke Road in Narragansett is one of six remaining in Rhode Island. It was constructed in 1935 by Harold Bosworth as part of a residence, and changed ownership several times. It was also rented out, and subsequently in 1977 it was incorporated into Camp JORI (Jewish Orphans of Rhode Island.) Camp JORI’s nurse and her family lived there, and the building was used as an infirmary for campers for many years. We are working to make this our permanent location.
We’re uncovering more about the history of this building – including the discovery that it did indeed don blades at one point in time – and was an antique shop for a period of time.
We are grateful to the Town of Narragansett, and our many sponsors and grantors and hope more will join in this effort to restore this unique building to serve for our permanent home.