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Sandpiper Cottages (Floradale Motor Court)

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Floradale Motor Court
1929. 985 East Main Rd.
  • Sandpiper Cottages (Floradale Motor Court) (John M. Miller)

Of few remaining motor courts from the 1920s and 1930s, this well-maintained establishment probably presents the most convincing image of the type. A dozen clapboard boxes, wide enough only for a door and a window, make a wavering line under the trees, with the office in front. Low gables, front to back, stretch out to cover mini-porches, each with its chair.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Sandpiper Cottages (Floradale Motor Court)", [Middletown, 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, 509-509.

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