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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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