Brown University to sell 3 houses for $10 each

PROVIDENCE – Three houses in College Hill originally expected to be razed for residence halls at Brown University may now be saved.

The university is offering to sell the houses for $10 each, if the new owner will move them off-site, at their own cost, to a new location, according to an update from the Providence Preservation Society.

The properties are located at 245-247 Brook St., at 66-68 Charlesfield St. and 70-72 Charlesfield St.

Interested buyers must apply and agree to move the structures before Oct. 31, 2021. Additional funds may be available to help with the move. Contact Brown at or by calling 401-863-3717 for more information and an application.

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Applications are due by Dec. 18.

The university plans to build two new residence halls in the Brook Street location, under a proposal recently approved by the Providence City Plan Commission.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at