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Nathaniel Jenkins House

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1850s, c. 1879; dormers probably 20th century. 1474 Pawtucket Ave. (corner of Pleasant St.)

The Greek Revival Jenkins House was modernized in the 1870s with brackets under the eaves and a bracketed hood over the entrances. Most radical change of all, a central cross gable disrupts the simple Greek Revival box, with a pair of arched windows and the scroll-cut foliated vergeboard to celebrate the new dispensation, as well as more space upstairs.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Nathaniel Jenkins House", [East Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-EP14.

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