Charles Dowler House

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Charles Dowler House
Charles Dowler House is located in Rhode Island
Charles Dowler House
Charles Dowler House is located in the US
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
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 Parker 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 Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Charles Dowler House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-11.