This serene Colonial Revival house is remarkably simple, especially for 1902. Geometries dominate here, not frilly detail. Too bad the architect is not known, because he deserves credit for his understated elegance. This was the home of Robert Lincoln Lippitt, who became one of Rhode Island’s earliest avid motorists, as the ambitious garage in the rear attests. His passion, alas, caused his early demise, in an automobile accident.
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture