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Sophie Schaus Cottage

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c. 1926–1927. 53 Standish Rd.

More rustic than the cottages from the first phase of development in Shoreby Hills, this later house is all gable. Facing the street, the simple entry on the gabled end is combined with porches, eccentrically placed windows, and a natural stone chimney climbing up a shingled exterior, more reminiscent of earlier compositions in Rhode Island by McKim, Mead and White and Irving Gill than of any colonial source.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Sophie Schaus 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, 604-604.

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