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Peleg Champlin Farm

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c. 1820. End of private road off west side of Champlin Rd. (Coast Guard Rd.), 500 feet from West Side Rd.

The Champlin House, a one-story, central-chimney, five-bay house, is like many others across the state; for Block Island, however, it represents the best preserved of a rare early type. Because the island was cleared of wood by the middle of the eighteenth century, early houses were routinely cannibalized for new construction before regular boat service began in the 1870s. The little altered complex, which includes a later nineteenth-century barn, sits on high land overlooking Block Island Sound.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Peleg Champlin Farm", [Block Island, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BI11.

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