Nightingale--Brown House

357 Benefit St., Providence, Rhode Island

Photos 

Colonel Joseph Nightingale House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, ENTRANCE HALL.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

This house was built for Colonel Joseph Nightingale, wealthy partner in a Providence shipping firm, and has been owned by the Brown family since 1814. Built in 1791, this large, three-story frame building is one of the most elegant houses in Providence. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-164)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1989
Reference number
89001242
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Victorian: Italianate; Georgian
Areas of significance
Industry; Landscape Architecture; Commerce; Economics; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant year
1792

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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