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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.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "David M. Hoyt Cottage", [Jamestown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-JA5.5.

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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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