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Edward Mallinckrodt Cottage

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1898–1899. 41 Emerson Rd.

In this house, built for the chemical industrialist Mallinckrodt, the exuberant use of rustic field-stone on the first story walls is toned down by the finer wood trim around dormers, windows, and doors. The gambrel roof reaches out to become a canopy for the ample porches. The elaborately sculptural scheme of broken pediments, arched and elliptical windows, and wooden fan panels, perhaps suggesting a fancy farmhouse rather than a country mansion, make the house more successful as a hybrid of rustic and high style than any of its nearby neighbors.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Edward Mallinckrodt 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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