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Samuel Guild House, 53 Transit Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Samuel Guild House, 53 Transit Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This is an example of a small, simple, frame house of the mid-nineteenth century, with an unusually steep roof, which has given it its name of "Lightning Splitter" house.

Daniel Pearce built a one-story gambrel roofed house around 1781, and that building was rebuilt into its present form by Samuel Guild in the mid 1840s.
Survey number: HABS RI-258
Building/structure dates: 1844 Initial Construction

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Library of Congress
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