This design by Edward I. Nickerson is tightly wound. Nickerson was the most flamboyant of Providence’s late nineteenth-century architects, and his love of extensive surface ornamentation is very evident here. Nickerson, who kept abreast of architectural trends if not always immediately following them, must have been aware of the trend toward more unified massing within the Queen Anne in the late 1880s. His response here seems strained, as if his usually fine juxtaposition of mass no longer worked (compare 77 Parade Street). Cooke was an attorney.
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture