Thomas F. Hoppin House

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Thomas F. Hoppin House
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Thomas F. Hoppin House is located in Rhode Island
Thomas F. Hoppin House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′17″N 71°24′11″W / 41.82139°N 71.40306°W / 41.82139; -71.40306Coordinates: 41°49′17″N 71°24′11″W / 41.82139°N 71.40306°W / 41.82139; -71.40306
Built 1853
Architect Morse, Alpheus C.
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Private
Part of College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
NRHP Reference # 73000072 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 6, 1973
Designated NHLDCP November 10, 1970

The Thomas F. Hoppin House is an historic house at 383 Benefit Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The house was built c. 1853 to a design by Alpheus C. Morse, and is an elaborate local example of an Italianate palazzo-style residence. The Hoppins were well known for the social gatherings, and their house became known as the "house of a thousand candles".[2]

It is home to the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Founded by the Annenberg Foundation, the Annenberg Institute aims to help urban communities, schools and districts build smart school systems that provide both excellent education and equitable opportunities for every student.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[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 Thomas F. Hoppin House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 

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