Hay and Owen Buildings

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Hay and Owen Buildings
Owen Building Prov.jpg
Owen Building
Hay and Owen Buildings is located in Rhode Island
Hay and Owen Buildings
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′24″N 71°24′33″W / 41.82333°N 71.40917°W / 41.82333; -71.40917Coordinates: 41°49′24″N 71°24′33″W / 41.82333°N 71.40917°W / 41.82333; -71.40917
Built 1867
Architect Duncan,Alexander; Stone,Alfred
Architectural style Second Empire, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82001859 [1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1982

The Hay and Owen Buildings are a pair of historic commercial buildings at 101 and 117-135 Dyer Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The Owen Building (101 Dyer), built in 1868, is a five story building with four full floors and a fifth under its mansard roof. It was built for George and Smith Owen, whose sons operated a wholesale yarn business on the premises. The Hay Building is larger four-story structure, built in 1867 for Alexander Duncan, a as a speculative business venture. The two buildings are survivors of the era when the Weybosset Hill area was a center of Providence's commercial port.[2]

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Hay and Owen Buildings". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-13.