Article by Tara Williams
John Holden Greene was a very distinguished architect in Providence. He was born in Warwick, Rhode Island 1777, but in 1794 left and moved to Providence during a major period of growth in the city. Between 1806 and 1830 Greene designed more than fifty public, commercial, religious, and residential buildings in the city. These developments played a huge part in the growth of Providence. Today twenty-two of Greene's buildings can still be seen throughout the city. As a mentor to James Bucklin, Greene's architectural influence went on to impact Providence well into the 19th century.
First Unitarian Church (1816) 301 Benefit St.
Sullivan Dorr House (1809) 109 Benefit St.
Truman Beckwith House (1826) 42 College St.
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