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David Greene Farmhouse

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c. 1712. 55 Longfellow Rd.

One of the oldest houses still standing on Jamestown, this small, gable-on-hip-roofed structure was built when the island was little more than open pastureland. Greene was a Quaker farmer who for a time also operated the ferry between Jamestown and Newport. After 1840, the property was left to the Society of Friends, which operated it as a farm for fifty years. Members of the Greene family (who had regained title) then sold it to the developers of Shoreby Hills. Although altered over its lifetime with window changes, an added lean-to, and the like, it still lends historic credibility to its Colonial Revival neighbors.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "David Greene Farmhouse", [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, 603-604.

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