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Charles W. Bailey House

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1898–1899, C. L. Bevins. 121 Walcott Ave.
  • Charles W. Bailey House

Parapets that break through the gable ends give this shingled Neo-Georgian house an imposing scale. Although the parapets echo brick chimney forms from colonial antecedents, the functioning flues are separate. Special window shapes and woodwork include a Palladian composition and pediment that predictably call attention to the entrance. More intriguing is the asymmetrical facade, resulting from unusual placement of the service wing, perhaps to achieve the optimal view the site provides. Outbuildings survive at 129 and 135 Walcott Avenue. Bailey was a partner in Bailey, Banks and Biddle, the Philadelphia jewelers.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Charles W. Bailey House", [Jamestown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-JA36.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 601-601.

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