John Slater (or Eweretta C. McVickar) House. Early nineeteenth century [?]. 66 Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The building's columned entrance faces the Jacob Seagrave House. According to the history of the building written by John Seville Higgins that appears on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island,

Miss Eweretta C. McVickar, sister of the sixth bishop of Rhode Island, had given this house to the Diocese in 1910 after her brother's death. Originally it was built by John Slater, a son of the famous mill owner, Samuel Slater, and afterwards it became, successively, a Women's dormitory for Pembroke College, the Diocesan Headquarters, and a Home for Aged Clergy and their families.

Hallworth House, the name on the plaque or sign attached to a wrought iron fence to the left of the building, refers to "a non-profit skilled nursing elder care community accommodating 57 residents." The older building serves as offices for the old age home behind. Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Last modified 8 April 2008