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Everett D. Barlow House (Bit O Heaven; Mohegan Cottage)

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Bit O Heaven; Mohegan Cottage
1886, Charles E. Miller. South side of Snake Hole Rd. (private road), 600 feet southwest of junction with Lakeside Dr.

Described at the time of its completion as “a compound of the Swiss and Queen Anne styles,” the Barlow House was published in the August 1886 issue of Scientific American as a typical American summer cottage. The southfacing house (built exactly on the meridian) exploits a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean with a wraparound porch on the east, south, and west sides and an attic-level observatory with windows in the four cardinal directions. The chief alterations to the house include simplification of medievalizing porch struts and replacement of the lively original color scheme—olive green body with red trim—with monochromatic white.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Everett D. Barlow House (Bit O Heaven; Mohegan Cottage)", [Block Island, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BI14.

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