Pekin Street Historic District

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Pekin Street Historic District
Pekin Street Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Pekin Street Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′12″N 71°25′26″W / 41.83667°N 71.42389°W / 41.83667; -71.42389Coordinates: 41°50′12″N 71°25′26″W / 41.83667°N 71.42389°W / 41.83667; -71.42389
Area 10.5 acres (4.2 ha)
Built 1880
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84000381 [1]
Added to NRHP November 1, 1984

The Pekin Street Historic District is a residential historic district bounded by Pekin and Candace Streets, Douglas and Chalkstone Avenues in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a well-preserved densely built neighborhood of working class housing, built almost entirely between 1870 and 1910. Most of the structures are either two or three-family units, with two-families predominating among the older buildings and triple-deckers among the later ones. The buildings are generally set on narrow lots with small yards. The district's main north-south roads are Pekin and Candace Streets, which are joined by a number of cross streets.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Pekin Street Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-25.