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Rear Admiral Reed Warden House

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1881, Clarence Luce. 68 Ayrault St.

If the Queen Anne Style is notable for engaging quirkiness, count on Clarence Luce to force the quality. This summer cottage for a retired naval admiral is unusual for its porch, roofed in a pair of front-facing gables (with unaligned supports) positioned toward one corner, the front elevation offset by an upstairs bay window in the corner diagonally opposite. A typical Queen Anne sunburst beams from a centered roof dormer onto the compositional tension below.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Rear Admiral Reed Warden House", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE119.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 555-556.

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