Henry Lippitt House Museum
- 199 Hope St
Built at 199 Hope Street in Providence for textile merchant Henry Lippitt, his wife Mary Ann Balch Lippitt and their six children, the house was completed in 1865 and occupied by several generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years. Over the years the family made only a few changes respecting the historic integrity of their ancestor's legacy. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and is an exceptional testament to local craftsman of the time. The only outside decorating firm hired to work on the house was Pottier and Stymus, a design firm from New York hired at the beginning of their career. The majority of their furnishings still exist in the house.
Facility open to the public:Yes
Open to the public by:Regular Hours | By Appointment
Offer facility rentals:Yes
Site is ADA compliant:Partially
Items in collection by type:Furniture | Historic buildings | Paintings
Access to information:Through staff
19th century history, Henry Lippitt, Textile Industrial Revolution, Lippitt Family, Architecture, craftmanship, interior design, period furnishings, faux interior decor painting, Victorian era.
Providence, Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island.