Simmons Building

80 Point St, Providence, RI


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The original site of the Davol Rubber Company was near the site of the planing works owned by Davol’s grandfather-in-law, Eban Simmons. The earliest existing structure built for the company is the Simmons Building on the south side of Point Street. Named for Eban Simmons, the Simmons Building (1880) is a long, 4-story brick structure with a flat roof, granite belt courses above rectangular windows, and 1st-story cast-iron storefronts. In the late 1880s and 1890s the Simons building was occupied mainly by jewelry manufacturers, but by the early 20th century it was reoccupied by the Davol Rubber Company. Source - 1981 RIHPHC Industrial Surveys