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Horgan Cottages (The Three Sisters)

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The Three Sisters
1897, Patrick Horgan, builder. 17, 19, and 23 Conanicus Ave.

Tightly clustered on their high lots overlooking the harbor, these three cottages were used as summer rentals in conjunction with the nearby Hotel Thorndike, owned and operated by Newport developer Patrick Horgan. Except for differences in minor details such as inset gables or a small dormer turret, they are nearly identical, perhaps as were Horgan's three daughters, Betty, Nina, and Myra, for whom they were named and who eventually inherited them.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Horgan Cottages (The Three Sisters)", [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, 602-602.

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