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Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Architectural Drawings: Dexter House

Building History

Name Dexter House
aka Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home
Location 187 Benefit Street
Acquired 1964 December 10
Construction Date circa 1820
Original Plans
Architect
Plat / Lot 10/592

Dexter House, 1922-1993, bulk 1978-1985

Descriptive Title Date
Plan of Land in Providence, RI belonging to Horace B. Knowles + Sons, Inc. 1922
Proposed Alterations and Additions to Public Automobile Garage, Rear of 187 Benefit St., Providence for Horace B. Knowles + Sons, Undertakers circa 1922-1929
Proposed Alterations and Additions to Public Automobile Garage, Rear of 187 Benefit St., Providence for Horace B. Knowles + Sons, Undertakers circa 1922-1929
Proposed Alterations and Additions to Public Automobile Garage, Rear of 187 Benefit St., Providence for Horace B. Knowles + Sons, Undertakers circa 1922-1929
Plan of Property Owned by Horace B. Knowles and Sons, Inc. 1929
Renovations First and Second Floor 1959
Renovations First Floor 1964
Proposed Alterations - 187 Benefit St. 1965
Proposed Alterations - 187 Benefit St. 1965
Proposed Alterations - 187 Benefit St. 1965
Proposed 3D Class Room - 50 Students - 187 Benefit St. Garage 1965
Dexter House Proposed Stairway Enclosures & Egress Door Swing & Assembly 1978
Dexter House Proposed Stairway Enclosures & Egress Door Swing & Assembly 1978
Floor Plans 1978
Proposed Alterations of 187 Benefit (from studio to dormitory) 1978
Proposed Alterations of 187 Benefit (from studio to dormitory) 1978
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
Conversion to Student Dormitory Alteration / Restoration 1980
187 Benefit Street - Proposed Renovations - Conversion to Student Dormitory 1980
Waste Pipes 1980, 1993
HVAC 1981
Student Dorm Renovation 1981
Proposed Renovations at 187 Benefit 1981
Fire Protection 1981
Fire Protection 1981
200' Radius Plan 1981
Residence Floor Plans 1982
Benefit House Floor Plans 1982
Existing Entry Condition 1982
Proposed Entry Condition 1982
Floor Plans 1982
Floor Plans 1982
Floor Plans 1982
Floor Plan - Studio Spaces 1982
HVAC 1982
Floor Plans 1982
First Floor Lavatory (Under Stairs) 1983
New Bath - Second Floor 1983-1984
Plan of the New Bath & Fire Escape 1984
Existing and Proposed Third Floor Plan 1984
First Floor Studio Plan 1985
Benefit Street Landscape 2008
Third Floor Plan undated
Funeral Garage - The Grotto undated
Alterations to 187 Benefit St. undated
Floor Plans undated
Proposed 3D Class Room - 50 Students - 187 Benefit St. Garage undated
Dexter House - 187 Benefit Street undated