The Club House
In 1896, an addition was built to the Art Club which houses the “Grill Room” or Central Dining Room. Here W. Granville Hastings executed the bas-reliefs in plaster frieze and here too, and elsewhere, are the unique gas jet fixtures used then for lighting. A Cafe or Dutch Kitchen was added in 1906 and other extensions in 1930, 1941 and 1962. Serious refurbishing and strengthening of the structure was done in the 1980’s.
An archway connecting the Club House gallery (once the second and third floors of the old brick house) to the Seril Dodge House was built in 1920.
Explore our other Buildings
The Deacon Edward Taylor House
The oldest house on the street stands next to the Seril Dodge Gallery, so close that you can touch the walls of both as you pass down the alley between them.
The Seril Dodge House
This elegant house was built by Seril Dodge between 1786 and 1789. Dodge had come to Providence in 1784 after serving an apprenticeship with Thomas Harland of Norwich.
The Fleur de Lys Building
Built in 1885, the building was designed by Sydney Richmond Burleigh with Providence architect Edmund R. Willson and is one of the most delightful in Providence.