Charles Dowler House

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Charles Dowler House
Charles Dowler House is located in Rhode Island
Charles Dowler House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′9″N 71°25′51″W / 41.83583°N 71.43083°W / 41.83583; -71.43083Coordinates: 41°50′9″N 71°25′51″W / 41.83583°N 71.43083°W / 41.83583; -71.43083
Built 1877
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84001955 [1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

The Charles Dowler House is an historic house at 581 Smith Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 1-1/2 story mansard-roofed wood frame structure, built in 1872 by Charles Dowler, a local artist. The building typifies a cottage ornée, or decorated cottage, a building style popular in the 1860s and 1870s. It is an elaborately decorated Second Empire structure, with an asymmetrical T layout, detailed decoration in the dormers which pierce the fish-scale-shingled mansard roof, and a porch in the crook of the T which is supported by Corinthian columns. The interior retains both extensive period woodwork and wall paintings.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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 Charles Dowler House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-11.