Candace Allen House
Candace Allen House
Candace Allen House 2012 front view
|Location||12 Benevolent Street,
Providence, Rhode Island
|Architect||John Holden Greene|
|Part of||College Hill Historic District (#70000019)|
|NRHP Reference #||73000062|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
|Designated NHLDCP||November 10, 1970|
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.
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. The house was, as of its 1973 National Register listing, still in the hands of the Allen family.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Allen, Candace, House (RI-169), supplemental material" (PDF). Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress.
- Woodward, William McKenzie (2003). PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, R.I.: Providence Preservation Society. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X.
- "NRHP nomination for Candace Allen House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
- Media related to Candace Allen House at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. RI-169, "Candace Allen House, 12 Benevolent Street, Providence, Providence County, RI", 13 photos, 6 data pages, supplemental material
- HABS No. RI-170, "Candace Allen Coach House, 12 Benevolent Street, Providence, Providence County, RI", 1 photo, supplemental material