You are here

Pabodie–Gray House

-A A +A
c. 1690, c. 1765, c. 1890. 561 West Main Rd.

The architectural history of this two-and-one-half-story shingle house very nearly duplicates that of the Wilbour House. In like manner, William Pabodie built the east end of the house, up to what was then an end chimney; Pardon Gray purchased the house two generations later and added the west half. A late-nineteenth-century owner added the two-story bay window, designed by artist-craftsman Sydney Burleigh, on the west end—an early example of Little Compton summer resident's alteration to make a hard-bitten farm building cozy and colorful.

Writing Credits

Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

William H. Jordy et al., "Pabodie–Gray House", [Little Compton, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-LC9.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 492-492.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,