An interesting property for several reasons. Homeownership by women was unusual in the nineteenth century, yet the form givers to this house were both women. Who would guess that this thoroughgoingly Queen Anne house, with its highly inflected and elaborately detailed exterior, began life as a Greek Revival box, built by a seamstress? Beyond that it was thoroughly remodeled by Carrie Pierce, who, prior to her marriage in 1891, bought and transformed this house before moving in with her new husband, Dr Horace Williams.
— 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture