Share This

Stone & Carpenter’s textbook example of the Queen Anne style, developed in England in the late 1860s and introduced into this country by Henry Hobson Richardson’s William Watts Sherman House (1874-75), owes a great debt in its design to the new architect in the firm, Edmund R. Willson. Surviving drawings clearly show Willson was the genius behind the design of the diagonal section that directly addresses the corner and effectively links the two principal street-front elevations, one from Hope and one on Manning Streets. Not surprisingly, Willson, a mere twenty-seven at the time, made partner in the firm the same year.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

© 2019 Guide to Providence Architecture. All rights reserved.
Design by J. Hogue at Highchair designhaus, with development & support by Kay Belardinelli.