Parkis–Comstock Historic District

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Parkis–Comstock Historic District
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Parkis–Comstock Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Parkis–Comstock Historic District
Parkis–Comstock Historic District is located in the US
Parkis–Comstock Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′33″N 71°25′15″W / 41.809294°N 71.420891°W / 41.809294; -71.420891Coordinates: 41°48′33″N 71°25′15″W / 41.809294°N 71.420891°W / 41.809294; -71.420891
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
MPS Elmwood MRA
NRHP reference # 80000005 [1] (original)
88000512 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 7, 1980
Boundary increase May 5, 1988

The Parkis–Comstock Historic District is a residential historic district in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. It includes all of the properties on Parkis Avenue and a number of properties on the western end of Comstock Street and Harvard Avenue, just across Broad Street from Parkis. The houses are set on relatively uniform large lots, generally set close to the street, and represent a fine collection of Late Victorian upper-class housing. Most of the houses were built between the 1860s and the 1910s. The first house to be built on Parkis Avenue was the c. 1869 Louis Comstock House at number 47; it has fine Second Empire styling, with corner quoining and a bracketed mansard roof.[2][3]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and expanded slightly in 1988.[1][3]

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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. ^ "Historic Resources of Elmwood" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Parkis–Comstock Historic District (1988 amendment)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-24.