Smith Hill Historic District

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Smith Hill Historic District
Holden Street Providence.jpg
Holden Street Providence, part of Smith Hill Historic District
Smith Hill Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Smith Hill Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′55″N 71°25′25″W / 41.83194°N 71.42361°W / 41.83194; -71.42361Coordinates: 41°49′55″N 71°25′25″W / 41.83194°N 71.42361°W / 41.83194; -71.42361
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001183 [1]
Added to NRHP November 4, 1993

The Smith Hill Historic District is a historic district located in northwestern Providence, Rhode Island, just west of the Rhode Island State House and Interstate 95. It includes 57-65 Brownell Street, 73-114 Holden Street, 23-80 Jewett Street, 189-240 Smith Street and 10-18 W. Park Street. This area is a densely built residential section, an isolated remnant of what was once a larger residential area. Most of the 41 properties are residential units built between 1870 and 1930, and are typically 2-1/2 or 3-1/2 stories in height. They are set on lot sizes ranging generally from 3000 to 5000 square feet, and are set close to the sidewalk. The only major non-residential buildings are St. Patrick's School at 244 Smith Street and "The Mohican" at 185-189 Smith Street; the latter is an Art Deco brick and concrete commercial block two stories in height.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[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 Smith Hill Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-30.