Slide Title

John Brown House 1789

Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1974

Description

One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house at 52 Power Street was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world. However, this is more than an eighteenth century mansion. It was the home of John Brown's daughters and their families. It was also the winter residence of the elegant Gammell family during the second half of the nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century the formidable mansion belonged to Providence utility, real estate and trolley mogul, Marsden Perry. Today, this magnificent and elegant building serves as a museum in which the public can learn about these men and women who helped to create Rhode Island's capital city.

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http://www.rihs.org/Museums.html

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Mansion

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

52 Power Street

Keywords

John Brown House; Providence, Rhode Island; architecture; historic buildings; museums;

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