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Sullivan Dorr House

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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 is also buried at this site.

Learn more about the Dorr Rebellion with this book from the University of Kansas Press.
This Georgian mansion was the home of early 19th century shipping magnate Sullivan Door, father of Thomas Wilson Dorr who led the Dorr Rebellion in 1842.
A historic view of the house from Brown University.


The Door Rebellion Project, Providence College, accessed 4/9/2016

109 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Political and Diplomatic History
This location was created on 2016-04-09 by Clio Admin .   It was last updated on 2016-04-09 by Clio Admin .

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