Photographer/Creator

Clarke & Spaulding

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Date

Summer 6-1972

Description

This English Tudor Revival was built in 1896 for Prescott and Mary Clarke. The sprawling home, designed by Clarke and Spaulding, is considered one of the most exceptional architectural designs on Blackstone Boulevard.

The Proprietors of the Swan Point Cemetary which sits at the northeast corner of the boulevard, wanted to extend the green space of the cemetery. The Proprietors hired landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland to design and create the elegant and lushly planted drive known as Blackstone Boulevard. Cleveland died before he could finish the project, which was completed by Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts. The planned drive was one of the first projects of the City Beautiful movement in Providence. The drive is lined with homes, large and small, varying in design and architectural style.

Notes

Woodward, PPS/ALAri Guide to Providence Architecture. (Providence, 2003). 138-139.

Creator 2 Role

Architects

Building Type

Single family dwelling

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

203 Blackstone Boulevard

Keywords

Clarke House; Providence, Rhode Island; Blackstone Blvd.; architecture;

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