On this page, we have recently been highlighting some historic photos from the past 50 years of Newport This Week. People love to look back and see what was.
At the Feb. 1 Newport School Committee meeting, the different uses of the land that Rogers sits on was discussed. We thought you might enjoy more of the images below from when the site of the school during World War II was known as Battery O’Shea.
If you live near Rogers High or if you remember what the grounds were like before the school was built in the 1950s, your memories and your photos are wanted.
Timothy Thies of the Pare Corp. is the civil engineer preparing the site plans for the new high school and wants to hear about what the land looked like before now. Where did it flood; was there any flowing water there; where was it marshy; where was the quarry and was it used as a dumping ground?
To share images or thoughts, contact Thies at email@example.com or 401-334-4100.