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Charles H. Bailey Cottage

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1898–1899. 4 Hawthorne Rd.

The scale of the grand portico with its monumental columns is unique in the Shoreby Hill compound, where the preferred style is more modest Colonial Revival, emphasized by the Americana street names. Here, the fancy broken pediment over the main entrance and the two-story Ionic columns are flanked by lower Doric-columned porches (now enclosed) that help temper the scale differences between the projecting portico and the main block of the house, whose overall image evokes the nineteenth century rather than colonial times.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Charles H. Bailey Cottage", [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, 603-603.

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