Freeman Plat Historic District

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Freeman Plat Historic District
Edwin E and Martha O Chase House, Providence RI.jpg
Edwin E. and Martha O. Chase House
Freeman Plat Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Freeman Plat Historic District
Freeman Plat Historic District is located in the US
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
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 National Park Service (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.