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Kate Lane Richardson House (Yellow Patch)

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Yellow Patch
c. 1916, George F. Hall. 115 Central St.

A real “cottage” at last, straight out of the illustrations in Kate Greenaway's books! For all its overt fairy-tale prettiness, this is as disciplined an example as can be found in Rhode Island of the sort of artistic “Cotswold” cottage featured in the English publication International Studio. Plain board shutters with abstract flower cutouts frame multi-paned sash, each of the upstairs windows with a boat-shaped window box waiting for petunias. Asphalt thatch bonnets the windows and eaves, and gives way to little eye-shaped windows lighting the attic on either side. (Some window alterations have occurred downstairs.)

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Kate Lane Richardson House (Yellow Patch)", [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, 370-370.

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