Candace Allen House

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Candace Allen House
Candace Allen House Providence RI 2012.jpg
Candace Allen House 2012 front view
Candace Allen House is located in Rhode Island
Candace Allen House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′29.4024″N 71°24′15.3792″W / 41.824834000°N 71.404272000°W / 41.824834000; -71.404272000Coordinates: 41°49′29.4024″N 71°24′15.3792″W / 41.824834000°N 71.404272000°W / 41.824834000; -71.404272000
Built 1818
Architect Greene,John Holden
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000062[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973

Candace Allen House is an historic house at 12 Benevolent Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Federal style house was built in 1818-1820 by local architect John Holden Greene and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It is a "Brick, five-bay main block 50' x 48', two wings 16' x 32' and 24' x 16', two stories, hip roof with monitor, Corinthian entrance porch with elliptical window above, central-hall plan, elaborate interior detail including marble mantels, U-shape stairway, ceiling cornices, undercut moldings, and walnut doors with silver hardware."[2]

Candace Allen was the older sister of Zachariah Allen, a prominent Providence mill-owner and inventor. Her fiance was killed in the war of 1812, and she did not ever marry.[3]




  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Allen, Candace, House (RI-169), supplemental material". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. 
  3. ^ Woodward, William McKenzie (2003). PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, R.I.: Providence Preservation Society. ISBN 097428470X. 

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