Edward Dexter House
The Edward Dexter House was built only a few years after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and is one of the few remaining eighteenth-century residences in the College HIll neighborhood. Similar to the Nathaniel Pearce House, this home was moved from its original location. The home was located at the corner of George and Prospect Streets and was divided into two parts and moved to its current location in 1860. A replica of the interior can be found within the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design and was built to house the furniture collection donated by the house's second owner, Charles Pendleton.
Backstory and Context
As a result, a visit the "Charles Pendleton House" at the RISD offers a glimpse of how the Dexter-Pendleton House appeared during the nineteenth century and how the wealthy residents of Providence lived in the first early 19th century.
"Charles Pendleton House." Rhode Island School of Design. Accessed August 23, 2018. https://risdmuseum.org/art_design/galleries/charles_pendleton_house.
Harrington, Richard B. "Nomination Form: Dexter (Edward) House." National Register of Historic Places. January 2, 1971. http://www.preservation.ri.gov/pdfs_zips_downloads/national_pdfs/providence/prov_waterman-street-72_...
Tremaine, Julie. "A Uniquely Providence Home: The Edward Dexter House was Cut in Half and Rolled on Cannonballs to its Current Location." East Side Monthly. January 25, 2017. http://eastsidemonthly.com/stories/a-uniquely-providence-home,21966.
Edward Dexter House: By Marcbela (Marc N. Belanger) - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10705412
Inside the Dexter House, 2017: Mike Braca, located at http://eastsidemonthly.com/stories/a-uniquely-providence-home,21966
Charles Pendleton House, a replica of the historic Dexter House: Rhode Island School of Design, https://risdmuseum.org/art_design/galleries/charles_pendleton_house