Wesleyan Avenue Historic District

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Wesleyan Avenue Historic District
Wesleyan Avenue Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Wesleyan Avenue Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′28″N 71°25′11″W / 41.80778°N 71.41972°W / 41.80778; -71.41972Coordinates: 41°48′28″N 71°25′11″W / 41.80778°N 71.41972°W / 41.80778; -71.41972
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Late Victorian, Second Empire, Other
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 82000011 [1]
Added to NRHP November 23, 1982

The Wesleyan Avenue Historic District is a residential historic district in the Elmwood section of Providence, Rhode Island. It includes 25 houses, on a one-block section of Wesleyan Avenue between Taylor and Broad Streets, with a few of them on the two end streets. They are large two-plus story wood frame houses, set on modest lot, all of which were built between 1875 and 1900. The houses are in a diversity of styles popular at that time, including Second Empire, Stick style, and Queen Anne. The district includes what is one of Providence's finest Stick style houses, the Samuel Darling House at 53 Wesleyan Avenue. It was built in 1885, and displays a wealth of applied wood work, decorative shingling, and intricately carved porch details.[2]

The district was 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 Wesleyan Avenue Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-02.