Hygeia House (Rhode Island)
|Location||New Shoreham, Rhode Island|
|Area||0.76 acres (0.31 ha)|
|Architect||Wallis, Francis E.|
|Architectural style||Second Empire|
|MPS||New Shoreham (Block Island), Rhode Island MPS|
|NRHP reference No.||01001156 |
|Added to NRHP||October 22, 2001|
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 previous 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.