A House for Widow Brown : Architectural Statement and Social Position in Providence, 1791

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1999

GUSN

GUSN-170021

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Description

Newly restored, the Seril Dodge house in Providence, Rhode Island, is small yet elegant. Built around 1786, the house was bought for Avis Brown after the death of her husband. Robert P. Emlen examines the message sent by the house: that although it was small, there was no doubting the social position and economic status of its widowed occupant.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 583

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1999.077.267.001

Abstract

Newly restored, the Seril Dodge house in Providence, Rhode Island, is small yet elegant. Built around 1786, the house was bought for Avis Brown after the death of her husband. Robert P. Emlen examines the message sent by the house: that although it was small, there was no doubting the social position and economic status of its widowed occupant.

Date Notes

Volume 77, Number 267 (Fall/Winter 1999)

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Record Details

Originator

Robert P. Emlen (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1999). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England