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Triple-Deckers

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c. 1900. Winter St.

On Winter Street, facing into the project, are remarkable triple-decker flats, much knocked about, with a fourth story at street level which once housed stores. One, at number 19, with a heavy cornice over three tiers of porch which front apartments, above a store with a cast iron front, is exceptionally monumental. In Manville, of all the Lincoln/Cumberland mill villages, provision of worker housing depended on private enterprise rather than on the paternalism of mill owners. These triple-deckers are conspicuous examples of privately built housing face to face with the company housing across the street.

Other housing in the area includes a beautifully preserved one-and-one-half-story Greek Revival duplex workers' house with transomed doors at either end and four pedimented dormers (c. 1840), at 2–4 Cottage Street.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Triple-Deckers", [Manville, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-LI33.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 202-202.

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