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Providence College Campus

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Corner of Eaton St. and River Ave.
  • (Photograph by John Phelan, CC BY 3.0)

Providence College was established in 1917 by the Dominican order of friars at the invitation of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence. At the end of an axis diagonal to the intersection of the two streets is the original building in Collegiate Gothic, Bishop Harkins Hall (1919, Matthew Sullivan). Of most interest on the campus are two houses, survivors from Mount Pleasant's nineteenth-century country estates, both now used as academic buildings.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Providence College Campus", [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, 126-127.

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