Front elevation, 2008
|Location||7 Thomas St., Providence, Rhode Island|
|Architect||Edmund Russell Willson, et al.|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||92001886|
|Added to NRHP||October 5, 1992|
|Designated NHL||October 5, 1992|
Fleur-de-Lys Studios, also known as Fleur-de-Lis Studios or Sydney Burleigh Studio, is a site in Rhode Island built in 1885.
In popular culture
Horror writer H. P. Lovecraft made the Fleur-de-Lys building the residence of his character Henry Anthony Wilcox, a young artist and sculptor, in his famous tale "The Call of Cthulhu." Bertrand K. Hart, then literary editor of the Providence Journal and author of a regular column, "The Sideshow", read the story in an anthology, T. Everett Harre's Beware After Dark! (1929) and was astounded to find that Wilcox's residence (7 Thomas Street) was the same as the address where he had once resided. Feigning to offense, he vowed in his column of November 30, 1929, to send a ghost to Lovecraft's home at 3 a.m. to scare him; Lovecraft promptly wrote the poem "The Messenger" at 3 a.m. that night. Hart published the poem in his column of December 3.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Fleur-de-lys Studios". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
- PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. , 19. and PDF (32 KB)
- Joshi, S. T.; Schultz, David E. (2001). An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. pp. 29–30, 104.
- Rhode Island artist Anthony Tomaselli maintains a studio here
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. RI-393, "Fleur De Lys Studio, 7 Thomas Street, Providence, Providence County, RI", 5 measured drawings
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