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Ezekiel Hopkins–William Potter House

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1720 and later. 45 Old Danielson Pike (at Windsor Rd.)

Opposite the millpond is the house of the first mill owner, who established a grist- and sawmill in the eighteenth century. The house seems to have begun at the center as a one-and-one-half-story one-room stone-ender (although the initial section may have been larger). Additions were made to either end, toward the west (left), extending the original house linearly, and toward the east (right), terminating in a two-and-one-half-story gable set at right angles to the rest of the elevation, as well as later additions. The house remained in the Hopkins family until William Potter of Warwick acquired it and the mill and converted the factories to coordinate with his Foster Woolen Mill. The next Potter generation converted part of the house to a general store.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Ezekiel Hopkins–William Potter House", [Foster, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-FO31.

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