Freeman Plat Historic District

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Freeman Plat Historic District
Freeman Plat Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Freeman Plat Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′18″N 71°23′39″W / 41.83833°N 71.39417°W / 41.83833; -71.39417Coordinates: 41°50′18″N 71°23′39″W / 41.83833°N 71.39417°W / 41.83833; -71.39417
Area 50 acres (20 ha)
Built 1916
Architect Olmsted & Olmsted
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000664 [1]
Added to NRHP June 2, 1995

The Freeman Plat Historic District is a residential historic district on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. The district is a well-preserved example of an early-20th-century planned residential area, encompassing some 50 acres (20 ha). It is roughly bounded by Sessions Street, Morris Avenue, Laurel Avenue, and Wayland Avenue, and consists of a network of generously-landscaped winding roads, laid out in consultation with the Olmsted Brothers design firm. The houses built are generally of high quality, many of them architect-designed, with architecturally diverse revival styles popular at the time. The area was developed between 1916 and 1929 by John Freeman, who owned a country estate in the area, and sought a way to develop the largely swampy tract.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Freeman Plat Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-12.