Built for the textile manufacturer William Walton, this fine, turreted Queen Anne house is far more significant as the home of the Aurora Civic Association, an Italo-American social organization for men but now, like most such, embracing both sexes. The Aurora Club is an important part of Italo-American culture in Rhode Island, and its location here, in the heart of the traditional Italian community, is highly appropriate, even as the once tight community has dispersed over the course of the twentieth century. The building itself, renovated in the early 1990s by Lombard John Pozzi, is a Queen Anne form typical of tight urban lots in late nineteenth-century inner-city Providence.
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture
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