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Samuel Irons Cottage (Hendry's Retreat)
The Samuel Irons Cottage, “Hendry's Retreat,” an example of the Conanicut paradigm, is the most authentically preserved of all the more elaborate, ornamented cottages. Stencil-cut ornament adorns the bracketing of the attenuated square-sided columns around the U-plan porch, while more lacy embellishment appears at the apexes of all gables and at the lower corners of the gable triangles on the side elevations, like antimacassars in Victorian parlors. More lacy screening adorns the fanciful S-shaped brackets which support hoods over second-story windows where they break through the eaves, thereby cozying the house down to cottage scale.
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