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Pearce Allin House

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After 1805; door c. 1930. 36 Willett Ave.

This is a typical two-and-one-half-story, five-bay Federal house, but (though one would not guess it) in brick, which is relatively rare for a Rhode Island farmhouse. (Another, dating from c. 1810, exists at 523 North Broadway.) Perhaps for appearance, but more likely for weatherproofing, the front and back walls (south and north elevations) were clapboarded early on. The exposed brick end walls contain paired chimneys for front and back rooms, permitting the hall to traverse the center of the house.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Pearce Allin House", [East Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-EP23.

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