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Friday, March 23, 2012

74 Sargent Avenue

For fans of Joyce Van Dyke's Deported/a dream play, here is the house at 74 Sargent Avenue, Providence, which is the setting for the opening scenes of the play. If you're a future fan (because you haven't seen it yet), maybe you should check it out this weekend!

I asked Joyce to share a little bit about the house, and this is what she had to say:

I was told the house was built by Harry Boyajian, my grandfather.  He was a carpenter/builder, just as he is in the play. My grandmother wrote the line that she says in the play, that she intended to "live here forever, with the blessing of our heavenly Father."  It didn't work out that way. But for years during her later life in California, she would often refer to "when we lived 74 Sargent Avenue."

The address sounded like a mantra.

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