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Originally these were three Federal houses, but only the Hall (116 Hope Street) and Cooke Houses clearly reveal it. Hall is typical of the many houses built in developing neighborhoods from 1810 to the early 1830s in the style of John Holden Greene, such as the Burrough House at 160 Power. Cooke is a larger house and more idiosyncratic. It has been finished with stucco, a rarity, and organized with chimneys rising above the façade, instead of on side walls or within the mass of the house. Underwood-Hale-Noyes (122 Hope Street) really stands out, thanks to a series of eye-catching remodelings later in the nineteenth century, including a bay tower on one side; a mansard roof, a wrap-around porch, and bay windows; who’d ever guess this and Hall were originally identical?

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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