Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

1-1-1976

Description

The Joseph and William Russell House was a once-handsome and sophisticated dwelling of the 18th century mercantile elite in the late Georgian Style, and is the earliest remaining example of the kind of three story, cubicle brick houses that were built to symbolize in 18th century Providence. By the 20th century it was being used as a rooming house. It was raised a full story and now sits above a storefront. Surviving is the original Corinthian, segmental arch-pediment entrance.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Providence, 1986, pp. 203. Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003, pp. 25.

Creator 2 Dates

1777

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Dates

1777

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Shop

Building Style

Georgian

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Architecture, Georgian -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Storefronts -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

118 North Main St.

Keywords

shops, downtown, architecture, American, architecture, Georgian, Russell House

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