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Residence (Baptist Church)

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Baptist Church
1889–1890. 101 Caswell St.

Just around the corner from St. Peter's on Caswell Street is a former Baptist church (now a residence), which retains an extravagantly bracketed entrance porch, topped by a sculptural tower. Bulbous shingled elements call up the shapes and textures of basketry. A bell shape pops from the slope of the porch roof, making a delightful transition to a cupola for the bell, all topped by a steeple.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Residence (Baptist Church)", [Narragansett, 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, 369-369.

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