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James Taussig Cottage

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1898–1899. 11 Alden Rd.

This, the smallest of the “St. Louis” cottages at about 3,000 square feet, has a first-floor bay and off-center entry, adding asymmetrical interest to an otherwise predictable Colonial Revival composition. Like many of the Shoreby Hills residences, it depends more on ornamental motifs, such as the Adamesque swags and turned balusters, than on spatial invention to distinguish itself from its neighbors. Taussig was one of the founders and officers of the Shoreby Hill development.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "James Taussig 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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