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Date

1-1-1983

Description

This late eighteenth-century Dutch gambrel-roofed farmhouse stood on Chalkstone Ave. where the parking lot to Roger Williams Hospital stands. Angela Brown Fischer, daughter of John Brown (d. 1979) moved this house opposite the Nightingale-Brown House at 357 Benefit St. (1791). John Brown owned this land and preferred a view from his house across the city without impediment. The house is set back from the street because it is a farm house and not original to the urban architecture of Benefit St. The interior has been renovated.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. Oral interview conducted at Adams Library. Rhode Island College. August 4th, 2010. Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 144-145.

Building Type

Single family dwelling

Building Style

Dutch Colonial

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Angela Brown Fischer; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Architecture, Domestic -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Architecture, Modern -- 18th century -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban Redevelopment

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

360 Benefit St.

Keywords

Brown, Dutch colonial, moved houses

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