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Dudley House, Residential Rehabilitation/Restoration Award, 1192 Westminster Street

The rehabilitation of the historic Charles Dudley House on Westminster Street has preserved a prominent local landmark and gateway building to the Broadway-Armory National Register Historic District. Owned and restored by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association with the assistance of the Providence Preservation Society Revolving Fund, this two-story, Italianate-style building will now be used for affordable housing and commercial space. The building stands prominently at the intersection of Bridgham Street and is notable for its wide, overhanging eaves, bracketed cornice and window caps and portico. The building stood in a deteriorated condition prior to its rehabilitation, which included repair and replacement of clapboard, trim, windows and roofing material, while the building’s interior was refinished and restored. The project also included the restoration to their original condition of the building’s front portico and side porch. The rehabilitation and restoration of this formerly blighted building has brought renewed life and vitality to the streetscape as well as the larger Broadway-Armory neighborhood. The project has been selected for the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail included in its restoration.