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Royal C. Taft commissioned Stone, Carpenter & Willson for the design of this house for his daughter and her husband. This tightly massed house on a high terraced site is a fine example of the transition from Queen Anne to Colonial Revival that this firm designed so well: the playful flirtations between symmetry and asymmetry look to Queen Anne, while the decorative vocabulary is “Colonial” that is, it embraces motifs in fashion from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. 

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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