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This is the quintessential Greek Revival Providence house. Set gable end to the street, it has a façade framed by colossal pilaster strips that rise to the eaves cornice returns in a configuration that evokes, in a minimal way, the front of a Greek temple. Echoing this allusion are the heavy pilaster strips rising to a bold entablature to frame the principal entrance to the left side of the façade. 

Owned from the middle of the 19th century until the mid-1930s by a succession of Fuller-family members, this house had more than 20 different owners between the mid-1930s and 1997 was when it was acquired by the Providence Revolving Fund. During that time, much of its simple detailing was removed, and shingles were applied over the original clapboard. Originally on the same lot at number 58 next door, also included on this tour, it now occupies its own discrete lot.

– 2009 Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook

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