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Mrs. Herbert A. Rice House

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1931–1932, Albert Harkness. 25 Cooke St.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Patricia Lynette Searl)
  • (Photograph by Patricia Lynette Searl)

In the late 1920s and 1930s, Albert Harkness, like other architects at the time, turned frequently to the English Regency and especially to the informal, playful aspects of resort and country villa architecture. Hence the piquant quality to the bow windows and the lacy metal porch on the garden side of this house, whereas the interior (not open to the public) retains Regency-inspired ornament inflected toward Moderne. The integration of the house with its walled garden and the street merits special notice.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Mrs. Herbert A. Rice House", [Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 117-117.

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