Martin Hall (Providence College)

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Martin Hall
Martin Hall (Providence College) is located in Rhode Island
Martin Hall (Providence College)
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′31″N 71°26′14″W / 41.84194°N 71.43722°W / 41.84194; -71.43722Coordinates: 41°50′31″N 71°26′14″W / 41.84194°N 71.43722°W / 41.84194; -71.43722
Built 1850
Architect Tefft,Thomas Alexander
Architectural style Italian Villa
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000037 [1]
Added to NRHP January 13, 1972

Martin Hall, also known as the George M. Bradley House is a historic house on the upper campus of Providence College.

The house was built in 1850 by architect Thomas Alexander Tefft in an Italian Villa style. In 1926, the house and properties were purchased by Providence College. The house was given a wood-framed dormitory addition to its rear, becoming Guzman Hall, the college's first on-campus dormitory. It continued to be a dormitory, housing pre-ecclesiastical students, until 1962, when a new Guzman Hall was opened on land formerly included in the Good Shepherd property, which had been purchased by the college in 1955. At that time, the house was remodeled to its original configuration and renamed for Saint Martin de Porres. Until 1994 the house was used as the house of the President of Providence College, at which time St. Dominic House, another house which was a part of the Good Shepherd property, became the President's residence. (This was done because the new president, Rev. Philip A. Smith, O.P., had previously lived in St. Dominic House and did not want to move.) After serving several years as a Dominican residence (like St. Dominic House had before), the house is now used as the college's Office for Institutional Advancement.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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