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Daniel Cooper House

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1820, later ells. 1168 Victory Hwy.

This two-and-one-half-story Federal house with central chimney features another variant of the Union Village porch type (see North Smithfield). Whereas the examples in Foster tend to reduce the wide-spaced columns to posts ( FO5, FO16, and FO19), these are definitely columns with somewhat swollen entases. All other examples thus far seen use flat pilasters as responds; here they are half-round engaged columns. A gouged carpenter's version of rope molding occurs at the eaves of the half-hipped roof, with a delightfully primitive frieze of alternating projected squares and diamonds fashioned from latticing below it.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Daniel Cooper House", [Burrillville, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-BU6.

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