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Lippitt, Governor Henry, House

Providence, Rhode Island
County of Providence.
199 Hope Street
National Register Number: 72000043
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum: www.preserveri.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
Constructed about 1862-65, this three story brick-faced structure is a beautifully preserved Italian Villa built for Henry Lippitt, Governor of Rhode Island in 1875-76. Architect/builder Henry Childs provided lavish and colorful decorations inside the house that are among the best of their kind in the country.


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