Black and white photo showing the Gardner Building located at 40 Fountain Street (corner of Fountain and Union) in Providence, RI. Constructed in 1918 the building originally housed the R.L. Greene Paper Company and was named for its president, Nathan L. Gardner. In the spring of 1925 the fireproof, eight-story building was purchased by Bryant and Stratton in response to the growth in student enrollment. The building was renovated and modernized--including a lunch counter described as "electrically equipped." Classrooms were arranged in the style of mock businesses affording students a combination of hands-on experience and learning through lecture attendance. The Gardner Building housed Bryant and Stratton Rhode Island Commercial School from 1925 to 1935.
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