November 10, 1970
John Holden Greene
11 April 1973
| Providence, Rhode Island|
College Hill Historic District (#70000019)
Roger Williams Park, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Touro Synagogue, White Horse Tavern, Omni Providence Hotel
Candace Allen House Wikipedia
The Candace Allen House is an historic house at 12 Benevolent Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island.
The Federal style house was built in 1818-1820 by local architect John Holden Greene and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It is a brick two story building with a hip roof topped by a small monitor section. It is five bays wide, with a center entry sheltered by a portico supported by Corinthian columns, and an elliptical window above. The interior follows a typical central-hall plan, and has elaborate interior detail including marble mantels, a U-shape stairway, ceiling cornices, undercut moldings, and walnut doors with silver hardware.
Candace Allen was the older sister of Zachariah Allen, a prominent Providence mill-owner and inventor. Her fiance was killed in the War of 1812, and she did not ever marry. The house was, as of its 1973 National Register listing, still in the hands of the Allen family.