Jeremiah Dexter House

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Jeremiah Dexter House
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Jeremiah Dexter House is located in Rhode Island
Jeremiah Dexter House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′48″N 71°24′19″W / 41.84667°N 71.40528°W / 41.84667; -71.40528Coordinates: 41°50′48″N 71°24′19″W / 41.84667°N 71.40528°W / 41.84667; -71.40528
Built 1754
Architect Unknown
Architectural style American Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

76000046

[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 8, 1976
Boundary increase September 2, 1980

The Jeremiah Dexter House is an historic colonial house at 957 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 1-1/2 story gambrel-roofed wood frame structure, built in 1754 for printer Jeremiah Dexter on farm land that was originally granted to his ancestor Gregory Dexter, a friend and printer for Roger Williams. It is five bays wide, with a large central chimney typical of the period, and is one of the few surviving colonial-era farmhouses in the city. The Dexter farm is further notable as the site where French Army troops were stationed upon their return from Virginia in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. The paved parking lot which surrounds the house on two sides is believed to contain archaeological remains of the French camp.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[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 Jeremiah Dexter House". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 

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