Hygeia House (Rhode Island)

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Hygeia House
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Hygeia House (Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Hygeia House (Rhode Island)
Hygeia House (Rhode Island) is located in the US
Hygeia House (Rhode Island)
Location New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°10′40″N 71°34′18″W / 41.17778°N 71.57167°W / 41.17778; -71.57167Coordinates: 41°10′40″N 71°34′18″W / 41.17778°N 71.57167°W / 41.17778; -71.57167
Area 0.76 acres (0.31 ha)
Built 1885
Architect Wallis, Francis E.
Architectural style Second Empire
MPS New Shoreham (Block Island), Rhode Island MPS
NRHP reference # 01001156 [1]
Added to NRHP October 22, 2001

Hygeia House is a historic vacation home on Beach Avenue on Block Island (New Shoreham, Rhode Island).

It is a 2-3 story wood frame structure, four bays wide, with a mansard roof. The building presents 2-1/2 stories to the front, with a row of four dormers in the roof, and a porch extending the full width of the front, and wrapping around to the right to join a projecting section of the main block.

The hotel was built in 1885, and operated as the Seaside House at a location about 150 yards (140 m) south of its present location. It was moved here in 1907, to what were then the grounds of the Hygeia Hotel, a much larger hotel which burned down in 1916.

The Hygeia's owner, Dr. John Champlin, had his medical office in this building, and continued to rent rooms to summer visitors. It was used as employee housing for other tourist facilities for many years.

The Hygeia has been renovated as an entire vacation rental home.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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References[edit]

  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 Hygeia House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-22.