The Samuel B. Mumford House is located on Prospect Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the final home of famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, who resided here from the mid-30's until his death in 1937. Samuel B. Mumford was a local Providence merchant who ran Samuel B. Mumford & Co. He built this house on a parcel of land which was originally located at 66 College Street. The house was built in 1925 and he and his family lived there until 1844. 90 years later a more infamous guest moved into the house when H.P. Lovecraft made this his home. The author wrote one of his last stories here, The Haunter of the Dark, in 1935. In the story, the character of Robert Blake resides at this home. Lovecraft also wrote his autobiography, Some Notes on a Nonentity, while living here. In early 1937 he was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestine and passed away on March 15, 1937. In 1959 nearby Brown University was expanding their Campus and the Mumford House was in it's way. The entire house was then moved from it's original location on College Street to it's present location on Prospect Street. The house has a plaque on the front to Samuel B. Mumford, but nothing indicating it was the final home of H.P. Lovecraft.