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 United States
Hygeia House (Rhode Island)
LocationNew Shoreham, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°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
Area0.76 acres (0.31 ha)
ArchitectWallis, Francis E.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
MPSNew Shoreham (Block Island), Rhode Island MPS
NRHP reference No.01001156 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 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+12 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.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Hygeia House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-22.