Esek Hopkins House

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Esek Hopkins House
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Esek Hopkins House is located in Rhode Island
Esek Hopkins House
Location Providence, RI
Coordinates 41°50′29″N 71°25′15″W / 41.84139°N 71.42083°W / 41.84139; -71.42083Coordinates: 41°50′29″N 71°25′15″W / 41.84139°N 71.42083°W / 41.84139; -71.42083
Built 1756
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 22, 1973

The Esek Hopkins House is an historic home on 97 Admiral Street (just off Route 146) on the north side of Providence, Rhode Island. Dating to 1754, the house was the home of Esek Hopkins, the first commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. The oldest portion of the house is a 2-1/2 story gable-roof block, three bays wide, with an entry in the rightmost bay. To the right of this section is a 1-1/2 story gambrel-roofed addition, dating to the early 19th century. A single-story gable-roof ell extends from the rear of the main block. The house was given to the City of Providence by Hopkins descendants in 1906, on the condition the property be used as a public park.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] It has suffered from inadequate maintenance by the city's parks department, and was in 2011 placed on the Providence Preservation Society's "Most Endangered Properties" list.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Esek Hopkins House". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  3. ^ "2011 Most Endangered Properties". Providence Preservation Society. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
side of Esek Hopkins House