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Killey House

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c. 1860. 193 Greenville Ave.

Here the late colonial five-bay, two-and-one-half-story format becomes early Victorian. A heavily posted, shallow-arched porch shelters an arched entrance. Square bay windows, topped by scalloping, project on either side. Upstairs, bracketed table hoods project over upstairs windows, with a segmental-arch-onlintel motif at the center reminiscent of a Palladian window, but squashed. Brackets under deep eaves and bristling corner quoining complete the assertive and idiosyncratic features which characterize Victorian sensibility. Scrollcut curlicued bracketing connects the square posts of a side porch. The original stable exists behind the house.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Killey House", [Johnston, 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, 171-171.

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