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Splendidly isolated, as well illustrated by early paintings of Providence, when completed near the crest of College Hill, this substantial Federal house was built by a partner in the firm Brown, Benson & Ives. Benson’s architectural statement was even more ambitious, at least in siting, than that of his partner John Brown, but the design of this house shares only a hint of Brown’s opulence. The house is considerably enlarged from its original form, and both the additions and the fence are Colonial Revival embellishments perhaps even gutsier than the original.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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