Summit Historic District

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Summit Historic District
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Summit Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Summit Historic District
Summit Historic District is located in the US
Summit Historic District
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′53″N 71°23′58″W / 41.847947°N 71.399313°W / 41.847947; -71.399313Coordinates: 41°50′53″N 71°23′58″W / 41.847947°N 71.399313°W / 41.847947; -71.399313
Built 1915
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 03000495 [1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2003

The Summit Historic District is a residential historic district in northeastern Providence, Rhode Island. It is bounded on the east by Summit Avenue, the south by Rochambeau Avenue, the west by Camp Street, and the north by Memorial Road and Creston Way. It contains 155 houses, most of which were built between 1918 and 1938. The area was annexed by Providence in 1874 and platted out of farmland in 1916, and represents a typical suburban development of the period. Most of these houses are set on lots between 4,500 and 5,500 square feet in size, although there are some double lots. Single family homes predominate, with a number of two- and three-family houses present. Architecturally the houses are heterogeneous, with styles ranging from the late Queen Anne to the Colonial and Tudor Revivals. The only significant non-residential structure in the district is Temple Beth Shalom at 120 Rochambeau Avenue, which does not contribute to its significance.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[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 Summit Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-31.