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Colin C. Baker Duplex

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1872. 243–245 Broadway

Alterations in the mansard spoil this otherwise impressive investment Second Empire duplex—although a side view reveals the nature of what was changed. Stacked two-storied, semipentagonal (almost semicircular) bays with tall, narrow windows between bracketed pilasters flank the double porch and its cascade of granite steps. Arches above the second-story windows make a transition to the deeply bracketed cornice and the (original) roll of the culminating dormers (with mini-gables between on the side elevations).

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Colin C. Baker Duplex", [Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-PR185.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 128-129.

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