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Malachi Grinnell House

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Mid-18th century and later. 1948, addition, Blanche Borden Frenning. 60 South of Commons Rd.

This shingled half house (which may once have been clapboarded) is a typical Rhode Island form, but one now rare in Little Compton. The Greek Revival entrance enframement is obviously a later addition. Blanche Frenning's stepped-back wing is a typical alteration by this Little Compton designer.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Malachi Grinnell House", [Little Compton, 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, 494-494.

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