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Mr. and Mrs. Rush Sturges Residence, 55 Power Street, Providence, Rhode Island

PC009.228B (RS208581)

Description

This album is bound in black leather and is embossed with gold lettering reading "R. Sturges" on the binding. It includes seventeen sepia tone prints, including eight exterior views and nine interior views. The exterior views show the brick facade with windows, a columned front entrance, and wrought iron fence and front gate. The interior views highlight neo-classical features such as fireplaces, marble floors, and niches. Other features include scenic wallpaper (see images 16 and 17), panelling, moldings and an elaborate stairway. A walled-in garden area displays sculptures and other design elements.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1930
Date of Acquisition
2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 15 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 228B
GUSN
273506
Reference Code
PC009.228B

Historical/Biographical Note

This residence was built in 1922 and designed by architect William T. Aldrich for Rush Sturges. The residence was sold to Brown University in 1947 and became the Brown University President's house.

Record details

Originator
Weber, Paul J. (Photographer)
Other People
Aldrich, William T.
Sturges, Rush
Other Organizations
Brown University
Descriptive Terms
Aldrich, William T.
Brown University
Providence, RI
Sturges, Rush
exterior views
interior views
residential structures
scenic wallpapers
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)

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