A modest, three-bay-façade, side-hall-plan house set gable end to the street, this is typical of the small-scale houses that filled this part of Providence in the early years of the 19th century, many of them occupied by families involved in maritime activity along the nearby waterfront. When built, this stood near the street, like its neighbors. In the 1890s it was moved to the rear of the lot when a large multiple-family house was built on its original site.
The house’s original site has been developed as a handsome garden, carefully structured and well planted. A wall separates the street-side garden, immediately beyond the picket fence, from the more private garden at rear, adjacent to the house. Principal features of the garden include planting pockets, circumferential walkway, and varied plants, including poppies, Echinacea, coral bells, monarda, nicotine, phlox, and astilbe.
— 2008 Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook