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Two Queen Anne/Colonial Revival houses flank the west end of Harvard Avenue, one built as a two-family investment-producing property and the other a large single-family dwelling. For many years these houses were two of the most seriously deteriorated houses on Broad Street, and both had suffered from arson. Creative public-private partnerships led to the rehabilitation in the early 1990s of the Smith House, as well as the house around the corner at 39-41 Harvard Avenue. Renovation of the Atwood House (570 Broad Street) followed a few years later.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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