Brown University’s Rochambeau House
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Garden
84 Prospect Street, Providence, RI, USA
13 properties from 1849 to 1921, and 2009
The 34th Festival included a Saturday Tour of the Prospect Street area of College Hill, while Sunday provided a small tour of a recently revitalized industrial section of town. Nine houses, mostly traditional in style, and a stunning garden were available for touring in College Hill, while the Valley District on Providence’s West Side hosted tours of artistic urban lofts.
The Monohasset Mills have examples of some of the most idiosyncratic live-work spaces in Providence, showing how ingeniously industrial architecture can be rehabilitated for residential use. The two new visions of urban architecture — the Steel Yard and the colorful and visually prominent Box Office, converted from shipping containers — were also open on Sunday.
– Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook, 2013