Originally built facing north on the lot immediately north of its present site, this suave Italianate house sports all the earmarks of that mid-nineteenth-century style as it was becoming popular: flush-board siding, bold hood over the door, dramatically oversized brackets at the cornice, and a prominent octagonal cupola perched atop the low roof. At the time that Winsor, a wholesale grocer, built this house, it must have seemed more like a country estate in this sparsely built area before the “broad way” was created in 1854.
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture
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