Historic Walking Tours of Narragansett Pier


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Left; Souvenirs of Narragansett Pier, 1884 to 1922 Right: SCMphoto-jrt 2010


55 Central Street

Architectural Description

21/2-story Shingle Style dwelling with "Colonial" detailing. It has a gable-roofed front pavilion, with
a Palladian window,
and a porte-cochere on the west side.

Original Owner

Builtas a rental propertyby Nancy K. Bishop of Providence.

Year Built



Bishop sold the house to George H. Coursen of Baltimore, who in turn sold it to Mr. and Mrs. I. R.
Grossman of Boston, son-in-law and daughter of famed actor Edwin Booth. Booth visited his
daughter here several times in the late 1880s and early 1890s.

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