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, an important figure in Connecticut clockmaking.

The Seril Dodge House was sold to the heirs of Nicholas Brown in 1791, and in the east parlor, now on the bridge floor level, Hope Brown was married to Thomas Poynton Ives in 1792. The building was raised one story in 1906 for use by Adams Market and extensive alterations at that time eliminated original chimneys and fireplaces, but many original fixtures remain. The building was bought by the Art Club in 1919. Extensive renovations were completed in 1990, which included the restoration of the two original fireplace mantels bequeathed to the Club by Mrs. John Carter Brown Washburn. Thanks to a gift from a Club member, the Club now owns two silver spoons made by Seril Dodge.

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