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George R. Drowne House

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1862, Gridley J. F. Bryant. 119 Benefit St.

High-style Second Empire houses are uncommon in Providence, and especially on College Hill. This is the first in the city, among the most commanding, and one of the few remaining domestic commissions anywhere by Bryant, who is most widely known for his Boston City Hall in the same style. Here the imperious elevation is all for show, however, as the $35,000 price tag for the house suggests and the original plain interiors proved. The house is now altered for apartments.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "George R. Drowne House", [Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-PR76.

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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, 76-76.

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