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Unusual for its rubble stone façade and turreted tower, this late nineteenth-century Elmwood property was designed by architect H. K. Hilton. In recent years, it has suffered from vacancy and vandalism. The house is located within the Northern Elmwood local historic district, meaning that a demolition application or proposed changes would be reviewed by the Historic District Commission. It is also a contributing property in the Elmwood Historic District listed on the National Register, however, this designation is purely honorary.

Though unique in its design, this house represents the rich late Victorian building stock from Elmwood’s era of peak transformation and urbanization. Its loss would diminish the historical architectural fabric of this South Providence neighborhood, where many grand turn-of-the-last century residences have already been lost.

– 2019 Most Endangered Properties

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