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Barn, Obadiah Harrington–William Blanchard Farm

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1892. 46 Johnson Rd. (pole 38; 1.1 miles north of Moosup Valley Rd.)

Although the Harrington Farm dates back to c. 1762, its present architectural distinction is its capacious, now somewhat dilapidated shingled barn dominating a hill on this farm. The barn was probably built by the Blanchard family, who purchased the farm in the mid-nineteenth century. The siting of the barn and its attached auxiliary sheds make the view from Johnson Road no more than a starting point for a structure which invites a full circuit. Foundations only remain of three silos (probably later additions) which were clustered around the entrance and once made the play of building shapes even richer.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Barn, Obadiah Harrington–William Blanchard Farm", [Foster, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-FO21.

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