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Mrs. Steedman wisely ignored two bits of advice when she decided to build on the back part of her parents’ property (199 Hope Street): she proceeded with construction at a time when prices were considered high, and she built her house close to the street. She therefore avoided post-World-War-I inflation and got a large garden in the rear. The principal living rooms face the garden on the south, a configuration similar to that in her parents’ house, with service and circulation entrances on the street side. For the design of her house she turned to Clarke, Howe & Homer, exceptionally fine practitioners of Georgian Revival as this robust example illustrates.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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