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Jennys Lane Houses

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An appealing street visually, Jennys Lane contains a varied collection of houses from the mid-through the late nineteenth century, and of considerable quality overall. Some are worth special note. The Lewis T. Fisher House ( BA13.1; c. 1887), at number 27, is an elaborate Queen Anne dwelling clad in clapboard, plain and patterned shingle, and diaperwork panels. The Allen C. Mathewson House ( BA13.2; c. 1862), at number 48, is a T-plan mansard cottage with stickwork porch, bracket and dentil cornices, and chevron patternwork edging the roof. Number 53, the Nelson Newell House ( BA13.3; 1869), is a curious villa with a one-and-one-half story, flank-gabled main block dwarfed by a broad, three-story central front pavilion.

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William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Jennys Lane Houses", [Barrington, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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