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Chase Farm

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Probably 1910–1925. 667 Great Rd.

Across from the mill is a fine masonry and shingle dairy farm complex, the Chase Farm (also known as the Smith Farm; most of it probably 1910–1925), its most conspicuous elements the gambrel-roofed cow barn and twin wooden cylindrical silos, both agricultural icons of the period. The exposed metal hoops around the silos become closer together toward the ground, their increase beautifully recording the ever-increasing, bursting force of the harvest inside. The farm continued in operation until the early 1980s as one of the last working farms in Lincoln.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Chase Farm", [Lincoln, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-LI18.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 197-197.

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