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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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