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Corliss-Brackett House

  • Also Known As: George H Corliss House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1882/00/00 George Henry Corliss Home An Italian Villa style house is built for inventor George Corliss, 1879-1882. The mansion features central heating, rudimentary air conditioning, internal wall piping, extensive indoor plumbing and a hydraulic elevator.
1929/00/00 Charles Brackett Owner Corliss's widow, a daughter from his first marriage and their staff lived in the home until their deaths in 1929. Charles Brackett, a distant nephew of Corliss becomes owner of the estate upon the deaths.
1955/00/00 Charles Brackett Benefactor Charles Brackett pledges to donate the Corliss Estate to Brown University upon his own death. Brackett died in 1969, and the University obtained the property in 1970.

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Particulars for Corliss-Brackett House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Italianate Villa Revival
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 3rd April 1970

Registry Name: Brackett, Charles, House
Registry Address: 45 Prospect St.
Registry Number: 70000018
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Italian villa
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1875
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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