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

Collection Type

  • Photography


ca. 1930



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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.


Descriptive Terms

residential structures
interior views
exterior views
scenic wallpapers
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 228B

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 15 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code



Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)

Record Details


Weber, Paul J. (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Aldrich, William T.
Sturges, Rush

Other Organizations

Brown University

Descriptive Terms

Sturges, Rush
Aldrich, William T.
Providence, RI
Brown University

Description Level


Historical/Biographical Note

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.