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Johnston Historical Society (Elijah Angell House)
In this two-and-one-half-story gabled house, the side-lighted door with a blind fan, suggesting the early-nineteenth-century Federal style, first catches the eye. But the central chimney and the small six-over-six sash boxed out beyond the plane of the clapboarding, as well as the window placement, which just misses symmetry, all indicate its mid-eighteenth-century origin with another member of the pioneering Angell family. Like the preceding house, this also served briefly as a tavern for travelers along the turnpike between Providence and Putnam, Connecticut. It was early (c. 1815) converted into two-family housing with apartments downstairs and up for workers at a forerunner of the present Greystone Mill, immediately behind and across the river in North Providence ( NP11). The downstairs, restored for use as a museum and meeting place, displays fireplaces and woodwork in plastered rooms typical of country work in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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