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Lewis–Dickens Farm

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Mid-19th century. North side of Lewis Farm Rd. (private dirt road approx. .5 mile from junction of West Side Rd. and Cooneymus Rd.)

The house and outbuildings of this rare and intact 200-acre farm are typical mid-nineteenth-century structures, but the expansive agricultural landscape—a high plateau of gently rolling grasslands divided by low stone walls—is extraordinary. In 1982, The Nature Conservancy purchased 141 acres of the farm to preserve it in perpetuity as open space.

Farther east on Cooneymus Road is Rodman's Hollow, a narrow, mile-long valley of some 200 acres equally remarkable for its scenic quality. It too is protected from development and preserved for recreational use.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Lewis–Dickens Farm", [Block Island, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BI13.

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