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Windy Parks Farm (Israel Wilson House)

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Israel Wilson House
1814. Northeast corner of Harkney Hill and Camp Westwood rds.

Despite additions, this is yet another typical two-and-one-half-story, five-bay, central-chimney Federal house, which is very grand for such a remote country location. A commanding pilastered and fanlighted door centers an elevation in which the four openings to either side are set off from the central axis about as far as this compositional format permits, thus increasing its grand presence. Compare the spread quality of this elevational format to the compactness of the distribution of the same elements in the Isaac Bowen House ( CO12).

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Windy Parks Farm (Israel Wilson House)", [Coventry, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-CO18.

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