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Ellis Peck House

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1795. 1723 Wampanoag Trail

This rather plain five-bay, central-chimney house commands attention because of its uncommon double door framed by pilasters and capped with a conspicuous broken scroll pediment. Typical of the doorways of the Connecticut River Valley, this is a typically theatrical late-twentieth-century “colonial” modification. By comparison with Warren and Bristol, Barrington has few surviving eighteenth-century houses, and these are quite plain. So this doorway epitomizes the will of the majority of the town's inhabitants to be as “colonial” as possible.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Ellis Peck House", [Barrington, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BA1.

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