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Rhode Island History Online Directory Initiative - Henry Lippitt House Museum
RHODI

Henry Lippitt House Museum

Henry Lippitt House Museum
Address
  • 199 Hope St
  • Providence
  • RI
  • 02906

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

Subject areas:

19th century history, Henry Lippitt, Textile Industrial Revolution, Lippitt Family, Architecture, craftmanship, interior design, period furnishings, faux interior decor painting, Victorian era. 

Geographic areas:

Providence, Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island.