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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

John Brown House

 
 
John Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
1. John Brown House Marker
Inscription. The home of John Brown Reflecting the wealth and position gained from his lucrative career as a slave trader, privateer, China trade merchant and Patriot.
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Location. 41° 49.375′ N, 71° 24.198′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Powers Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 Powers Street, Providence RI 02906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HMS Gaspee (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Providence (Water Street) (about 800 feet away); Horace Mann (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephan Hopkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. mile away); Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial (approx. mile away); The Brown Bear (approx. mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown. Brown University was named after John Brown (Submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.) 

2. HABS record for the John Brown House. Includes historical information
John Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
2. John Brown House
and numerous photos. (Submitted on June 12, 2012.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraPatriots & Patriotism
 
John Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
3. John Brown House
The John Brown House is now the Rhode Island Historical Society museum
John Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
4. John Brown House
John Brown House (1937), image courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
By Arthur W. LeBoeuf, circa 1937
5. John Brown House (1937), image courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey supplemental material for the John Brown House describes it as follows: "Brick with brownstone trim, large square main block plus rear wing, three stories, hipped roof with flat deck, modillion cornice with turned balustrade, Chinese lattice work balustrade on upper deck, five-bay facade with pedimented projecting center bay, Doric entrance porch under Palladian window, central hall plan, one of the most elegantly decorated houses of this period in America. Built 1786-1788; Joseph Brown, architect."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   5. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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