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David M. Hoyt Cottage

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1873. 1031 East Shore Rd.

Built for the principal of a Providence high school, this provides so stark an example of the Conanicut Park paradigm of interlocked one-and-one-half-story T and U, with such exquisite restraint in its scroll-cut embellishment as to seem the prototype for most of the cottages. Whereas most of the other porches couple rather tightly to the body of the house, the wide-spaced, spindly supports here spread beyond the house itself, giving the cottage an exceptionally airy aspect.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "David M. Hoyt 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, 588-588.

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