Corliss-Brackett House

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Corliss-Brackett House
Corliss-Brackett House is located in Rhode Island
Corliss-Brackett House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′39″N 71°24′18″W / 41.82750°N 71.40500°W / 41.82750; -71.40500Coordinates: 41°49′39″N 71°24′18″W / 41.82750°N 71.40500°W / 41.82750; -71.40500
Built 1875
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italian Villa
Governing body Private
Part of College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
NRHP Reference # 70000018 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1970
Designated NHLDCP November 10, 1970

The Corliss-Brackett House, also known as Charles Brackett House, is an historic house at 45 Prospect Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island.

The Italian Villa style house was built in 1875 by George Henry Corliss, inventor of the Corliss Steam Engine. It was later acquired by his relative, Charles Brackett, a screenwriter who donated the house to Brown University in 1955. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. From 1973-2013, the house served as the Admission Office for Brown. It is currently shared by the Brown University Department of Economics and the Department of Philosophy.

The exterior of its carriage house was used on the television series Doctor Doctor to represent Dr. Stratford's office.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "'Wake up, Providence,' you're on TV". Providence Journal. March 7, 1989. A carriage house owned by Brown University was photographed to represent Stratford's office.