Sullivan Dorr House
Designed by architect John Holden Greene and completed in 1809, this Georgian mansion appears much as it did in the early republic. The home was built for Sullivan Door, an important business leader and father of father of Thomas Wilson Dorr, the leader of Rhode Island's Dorr Rebellion which led to universal male suffrage in 1842. The mansion is also located at the site of the former home of Providence founder Roger Williams, who was once buried at this site (since moved).
Backstory and Context
To view the home and lot is to see changed in architectural history and be reminded of Rhode Island's founding, as well as its maturation, which included a small "Civil War."
Dorr Rebellion Project. Providence College: Phillips Memorial Library. . Accessed August 30, 2018. http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/index.php.
"Locations: Sullivan Door House." Brown University: Architecture.org. Accessed August 30, 2018. https://www.brown.edu/cis/sta/dev/providence_architecture/locations/college_hill/sullivan_dorr_house....
Shatwell, Justin. "Dorr Rebellion | Rhode Island’s Very Own, Very Small Civil War." New England Today Living: New England History. March 14, 2018. . https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/dorr-rebellion/.
"The People's Martyr." - University of Kansas Press.
"This Georgian Mansion": Image by Reading Tom on Flickr under Creative Commons License found at https://www.gpsmycity.com/attractions/sullivan-dorr-house-48075.html
Historic View: Brown University. https://www.brown.edu/cis/sta/dev/providence_architecture/locations/college_hill/sullivan_dorr_house...