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Byron Diman Cottage

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c. 1835. 82 Church St.

An elegant and diminutive Greek essay, this is the cottage version of the large temples erected by Russell Warren on Hope Street ( BR8 and BR9). Its frontispiece is no timber sketch of a temple front, but a fully realized Doric portico, an archaeological rebuke to the freewheeling vagaries of Linden Place. Its owner, Byron Diman, was a prominent banker and real estate speculator.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Byron Diman Cottage", [Bristol, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BR29.

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