Matthew Lynch House

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Matthew Lynch House
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Matthew Lynch House is located in Rhode Island
Matthew Lynch House
Matthew Lynch House is located in USA
Matthew Lynch House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′29″N 71°25′01″W / 41.808116°N 71.416985°W / 41.808116; -71.416985Coordinates: 41°48′29″N 71°25′01″W / 41.808116°N 71.416985°W / 41.808116; -71.416985
Built late 1700's
NRHP Reference # 78000001[1]
Added to NRHP March 8, 1978

The Matthew Lynch House is an historic house at 120 Robinson Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The house is a modest 1-1/2 story gambrel-roofed wood frame structure, resting on a brick foundation. It was probably built in the late 18th century as a farmhouse on the west bank of the Providence River in what was then agricultural area (and is now downtown Providence), around where Grace Church now stands, on Matthewson Street. It was moved about 1865 to the South Providence area known as "Dogtown", an area of Irish immigrants and slaughterhouses. The Lynch house was one of several older houses moved to Dogtown at this time. The Lynch family occupied the house from 1863 to 1937; the house changed hands several times and fell into dereliction. It was rehabilitated in the 1970s.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[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 Matthew Lynch House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-15.