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      TR04 The Crest of College Hill in Providence

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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   1:30 PM

      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      Providence, Rhode Island

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      TR04 The Crest of College Hill

      Bus & Walking TourRobert Emlen, Brown University, Tour LeaderAIA CES: 1.25 LUThe East Side has remained the city's pre-eminent neighborhood of choice since Providence's settlement by English colonists in the 17th century. The city grew rapidly in the last third of the 19th century, fueled by a burgeoning industrial economy, and the most prosperous citizens moved from the densely built lower western slope of College Hill to larger houses on ample lots above the mill-lined rivers. At the same time, the city's coalescing architectural community was increasingly able to provide varied, distinctive, and place-specific domestic forms and spaces.This walking tour will examine a number of architecturally significant houses at the crest of College Hill built between the Civil War and World War I, and include a walk through Brown University's Campus. Providence had strong predilections for certain forms: Italianate houses were still rising here at the beginning of the period, while the Colonial Revival appeared early and enjoyed a long run (perhaps not even yet over?), and this tour will include the full range of iterations that they enjoyed. This bus tour will include dozens of fine exteriors as well as several interiors.  This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email Where does the tour meet? The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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