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Isaac P. White House

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1872, George C. Mason and Son. 66 Ayrault St.

On this, George Champlin Mason's most assertive chalet-style house, ornamental timbers define the major rectangular window openings. Its most prominent visual feature is the diagonal cross bracing across the second story. If this is really structural bracing, it is vastly overbuilt for decorative purposes. The chalet inspiration of this year-round residence, built for the rector of Trinity Church, is emphasized in the ornamental details of sawn eave brackets and acorn-shaped droplets.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Isaac P. White House", [Newport, 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, 556-556.

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