The transformation of the Callender School by architect George Ranalli in the wake of Newport schools closing in the 1970s and 1980s is a case study of the adaptive reuse of an abandoned landmark. Preserving the handsome exterior, Ranalli remodeled the interior into six townhouses. Their futuristic design has attracted much attention from newspapers, magazines and television. This article by William E. Boggs describes the transformation of the school through Ranalli’s process.
Boggs, William E.
"The Rebirth of an Abandoned School,"
Newport History: Vol. 55:
188, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol55/iss188/3