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General Nathanael Greene Homestead

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1774. 50 Taft St. (open to the public)

This dignified, if rather bland, two-and-one-half-story, five-bay house with central hall flanked by four rooms and two interior chimneys is the home of the general who is usually credited with being General Washington's most effective commander during the Revolution. It was from here, after the war, that the general became the leader in shifting the economic focus of the family from its extensive farming holdings, first into a forge, then, in 1810, into the progenitor for cotton milling in Anthony.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "General Nathanael Greene Homestead", [Coventry, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-CO7.

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