Jeremiah Dexter House

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Jeremiah Dexter House
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Jeremiah Dexter House is located in Rhode Island
Jeremiah Dexter House
Jeremiah Dexter House is located in the US
Jeremiah Dexter House
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°50′48″N 71°24′19″W / 41.84667°N 71.40528°W / 41.84667; -71.40528Coordinates: 41°50′48″N 71°24′19″W / 41.84667°N 71.40528°W / 41.84667; -71.40528
Architectural styleAmerican Colonial
NRHP reference #76000046 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 8, 1976
Boundary increaseSeptember 2, 1980

The Jeremiah Dexter House is an historic colonial house at 957 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 1-1/2 story gambrel-roofed wood frame structure, built in 1754 for printer Jeremiah Dexter on farm land that was originally granted to his ancestor Gregory Dexter, a friend and printer for Roger Williams. It is five bays wide, with a large central chimney typical of the period, and is one of the few surviving colonial-era farmhouses in the city. The Dexter farm is further notable as the site where French Army troops were stationed upon their return from Virginia in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. The paved parking lot which surrounds the house on two sides is believed to contain archaeological remains of the French camp.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[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 Jeremiah Dexter House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-11.

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