Architect: Alpheus C. Morse

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1818 to 1893 — Born in Boston in 1818, as a young architect Morse studied under Alexander Parris before going off to study in Europe. His first architectural commission was a church in Haverhill, the town that his family was from. Morse arrived in Providence in 1853. Initially, he was there to furnish designs for the house of a friend, Thomas A. Hoppin, at 383 Benefit Street. In 1855 he formed a partnership with Clifton A. Hall in Morse & Hall. Upon the death of Thomas A. Tefft, Morse became the city’s most sought-after architect. Through the 1870s he was known for designing houses and other buildings in a chaste Italian Renaissance style. In 1875 he was a founding member of the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island Chapter. He designed many prominent buildings in Providence, including the old Rhode Island Hospital and Sayles Hall on the campus of Brown University. Wikipedia