Nightingale-Brown House, Providence

Nightingale-Brown House, Providence

The Nightingale–Brown House, at 357 Benefit Street, is home to the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. In 1792 Captain Joseph Nightingale built the house. In 1814, Nicholas Brown Jr. purchased the home. His descendants owned the house until the death of Anne S.K. Brown in 1985, at which point it was donated to Brown University. Architects Thomas Tefft and Richard Upjohn made additions in 1853 and 1864, respectively. Frederick Law Olmstead landscaped the grounds in 1890. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

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Sight Name: Nightingale-Brown House
Sight Location: Providence, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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