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Jonathan Harris House

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1742. c. 1810, remodeling. Additions, 20th century. 1896 Louisquisset Pk. (northwest corner of Louisquisset Pk. and Wilbur Rd.)

The fourth house in the sequence goes back to the earliest date but was modernized seventy years after it was built. Then the simple window splays of the ground floor received ornamental keystones; the cornice, a continuous dentiled molding (without the breaks of the preceding example); the old transomed door, a new frame under a porch with pediment and freestanding Doric columns. Jonathan Harris was the brother of David Harris, one of the principal entrepreneurs in the local lime business. A prosperous farmer, like others in the area, he owned stock in the company and sold the lime on his farm to the company.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Jonathan Harris House", [Lincoln, 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, 199-199.

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