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Row houses were rarely built in Providence and their presence probably reflected an attempt to market an image of urban sophistication rather than an attempt to accommodate population density, which demanded the use of row houses in other cities. The use of wood for residential construction, on the other hand, was typical throughout the nineteenth century. The unit in the south end was the residence of John F. Kennedy, Jr (1960-1999), during his last two years at Brown as a member of the Class of 1983.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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