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Margaret Potter Cottage (The Red House)

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The Red House
1898–1899, Creighton Withers. 5 Alden Rd.

The relatively severe planarity of the Potter cottage could be read as early modern if not for the hipped roofline and the revival surround of the main doorway, all but hidden by the shadowy undercut porches (some now walled in), which nearly surround the first story and float the upper stories over shaded voids. Only on the rear is the most obvious revival detail of a second-story Palladian window coyly apparent. Withers also worked on the Marion Davis Cottage (1898–1899), 40 Emerson Road.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Margaret Potter Cottage (The Red 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, 603-603.

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