Candace Allen House

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Candace Allen House
Candace Allen House Providence RI 2012.jpg
Candace Allen House 2012 front view
Candace Allen House is located in Rhode Island
Candace Allen House
Candace Allen House is located in the US
Candace Allen House
Location 12 Benevolent Street,
Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′29.4024″N 71°24′15.3792″W / 41.824834000°N 71.404272000°W / 41.824834000; -71.404272000Coordinates: 41°49′29.4024″N 71°24′15.3792″W / 41.824834000°N 71.404272000°W / 41.824834000; -71.404272000
Built 1818
Architect John Holden Greene
Architectural style Federal
Part of College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
NRHP Reference # 73000062[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973
Designated NHLDCP November 10, 1970

The Candace Allen House is a historic house located at 12 Benevolent Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island.

The Federal style house was built in 1818–1820 by local architect John Holden Greene and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It is a brick two-story building with a hip roof topped by a small monitor section. It is five bays wide, with a center entry sheltered by a portico supported by Corinthian columns, and an elliptical window above. The interior follows a typical central-hall plan, and has elaborate interior detail including marble mantels, a U-shape stairway, ceiling cornices, undercut moldings, and walnut doors with silver hardware.[2]

Candace Allen was the older sister of Zachariah Allen, a prominent Providence mill-owner and inventor. Her fiance was killed in the War of 1812, and she did not ever marry.[3] The house was, as of its 1973 National Register listing, still in the hands of the Allen family.[4]


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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Allen, Candace, House (RI-169), supplemental material" (PDF). Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. 
  3. ^ Woodward, William McKenzie (2003). PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, R.I.: Providence Preservation Society. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X. 
  4. ^ "NRHP nomination for Candace Allen House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 

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