Edward Dexter House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edward Dexter House
72 Waterman.jpg
Edward Dexter House is located in Rhode Island
Edward Dexter House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′37″N 71°24′15″W / 41.82694°N 71.40417°W / 41.82694; -71.40417Coordinates: 41°49′37″N 71°24′15″W / 41.82694°N 71.40417°W / 41.82694; -71.40417
Built 1795
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
Part of College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
NRHP Reference # 71000033 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 21, 1971
Designated NHLDCP November 10, 1970

The Edward Dexter House is an historic house at 72 Waterman Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, built in 1795-97, with a hip roof topped by a square monitor. Its main facade is five bays wide, with the center bay flanked by two-story pilasters and topped by a small gable pediment. The well-preserved interior provided a template for an early-20th-century museum space designed by the Rhode Island School of Design to house a furniture collection donated by the house's then-owner, Charles Pendleton. The house is one of the few 18th-century houses in the city's College Hill neighborhood. It was originally located at the corner of George and Prospect Streets; in 1860 it was sawn in half and moved in sections to its present location.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Edward Dexter House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 

External links[edit]