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Byron Sprague, a member of the Cranston-based textile-manufacturing family, built the core of this sprawling building as large Italianate house. At century’s end, I. Gifford Ladd, also a textile manufacturer, engaged Carrère & Hastings to enlarge and remodel the house in the French Baroque mode that they designed so well and so often (276 Angell Street). Since the early 1980s it has housed Brown’s Music Department.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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