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Fry's Hamlet Historic District

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Late 17th century through mid-19th century. 2068, 2153, 2196, and 2233 South County Trail (south of Middle Rd.)

Extending well back from either side of Middle Road between Fry's Corner and Greene's Corner, Fry's Hamlet comprises three adjoining farmsteads spread across approximately 272 acres. Remarkable as a small node of early houses still owned by the family that built them, this group comprises three eighteenth-century farmhouses, each with several outbuildings, including barns, privies, sheds, corncribs, milk houses, silos, icehouses, washhouses, and a cider mill. Few complexes in the state remain as primary documentation of the agricultural activity that predominated in Rhode Island during its first two centuries. This is among the best.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Fry's Hamlet Historic District", [East Greenwich, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-EG19.

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