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Churchill–Yarnell House

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1872, 1879, Dudley Newton. 62 Ayrault St.

After the forcefulness of Mason's chalet, Dudley Newton's treatment seems pretty and petite. Newton seemed to specialize in this kind of one-and-one-half-story, mansarded cottage in the early 1870s. This summer house, built for a naval officer, is one of several he designed in this neighborhood. The area around the eaves is particularly ornate here with a dropped skirt of boards and half-round battens continuing up into the entry gable and finished at the bottom with a scalloped picket edge. Newton also designed the matching rear addition later in the decade.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Churchill–Yarnell 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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