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John Hutchins Cady Research Scrapbooks Collection

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Description

The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks created by John Hutchins Cady, an architect, architectural historian, preservationist and urban planner. The scrapbooks are organized topically and include photographs, postcards, clippings and Photostats of buildings of architectural interest in Rhode Island with a strong emphasis on the City of Providence.

Cady was the youngest son of John Hamlin Cady of Providence. He graduated from Brown University in 1903 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1906. Before opening his own architectural firm in 1910, he worked for the Providence firm of Stone, Carpenter and Wilson. He served as the Rhode Island Preservation Officer from 1955-1960 and was a consultant on the Rhode Island State Planning Board Maps. He was an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Providence City Plan Commission, the Proprietors of Swan Point Cemetery, the National Planning Board, the State Planning Commission and the Providence Housing Association. He was the author of seven books on history of architecture and urban development of Providence and Rhode Island as well as author of numerous articles.

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Two images of Martin House, 1708, one featuring man with cane in front yard.

Top image of dance hall, Martin House. Bottom image of mounting block, Martin…

Top image, photograph of Martin House. Bottom image, newsclipping of "The…