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Brown, John, House

Providence, Rhode Island
County of Providence.
52 Power Street
National Register Number: 68000007
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 24, 1968):
Built 1786-88, this large, three-story, brownstone-trimmed, brick mansion was designed by the noted colonial architect, Joseph Brown, for his brother John, who had grown rich in the profitable China trade. The house is a perfect example of late-Georgian-early-Federal design. John Quincy Adams was so impressed by the house that he called it "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent."

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