Zachariah Allen House

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Zachariah Allen House
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Zachariah Allen House
Zachariah Allen House is located in Rhode Island
Zachariah Allen House
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′39″N 71°26′56″W / 41.84417°N 71.44889°W / 41.84417; -71.44889Coordinates: 41°50′39″N 71°26′56″W / 41.84417°N 71.44889°W / 41.84417; -71.44889
Built 1789
Architect Allen, Amos
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 94001152 [1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1994

The Zachariah Allen House is a historic house at 1093 Smith Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1789 by Amos Allen for his brother Zachariah, it is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a central entry and large central chimney. It is a well-preserved example of a transitional Georgian-Federal style house, having retained original siding materials on the outside, and finish woodwork on the interior. Its major modifications include the 20th-century installation of new hardwood floors, as well as modern plumbing and kitchen. Zachariah Allen was at the time a successful merchant, and the house was built as a summer retreat in what was at the time a rural area.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[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 Zachariah Allen House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-07.