John Corliss House

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John Corliss House
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John Corliss House is located in Rhode Island
John Corliss House
John Corliss House is located in USA
John Corliss House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′23″N 71°24′24″W / 41.82306°N 71.40667°W / 41.82306; -71.40667Coordinates: 41°49′23″N 71°24′24″W / 41.82306°N 71.40667°W / 41.82306; -71.40667
Built 1746
Architect Unknown
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 1, 1974

The John Corliss House (or Kilton-Wilkinson House) is an historic house at 201 South Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure with a gambrel roof, built c. 1746-50 as a duplex, housing the families of Dinah Kilton and David Wilkinson. Both sides of the house were acquired by 1763 by George Corliss, who converted it to single-family use. The exterior has relatively plain Georgian styling, while the interior has been the subject of significant alteration, due to Corliss' alterations as well as later renovations. In the 20th century the property was used for commercial retail purposes, and some of its additions were eventually destroyed by fire. John Corliss, the son of George, was a prominent businessman who contributed significantly to the economic development of Providence in the decades around the turn of the 19th century. This house is one of the few pre-Revolutionary buildings to survive an 1801 fire in the area, and now sits somewhat incongruously in an area occupied mostly by larger commercial brick buildings.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[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 John Corliss House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-10.