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Robert Henderson House

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1930–1931. 409 East Shore Rd.

The early-twentieth-century “colonial” shingled theme continues in a different key in this Sears, Roebuck cottage assembled from a kit of parts, a model Sears marketed as “The Crescent.” The explosively overlarge arched, pedimented, and columned entrance stoop quite overwhelms the squarish cross-gabled box behind. Style elevates function.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Robert Henderson House", [Jamestown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 585-586.

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