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Mrs. Archie D. Pell House

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1881, Clarence Luce. 11 Francis St.
  • (Photograph by Catherine W. Zipf)

Luce's quirky, personalized Queen Anne residences nearby make this striking design seem more conventional. Although he employs many predictable decorative motifs, from carved panels to coffered plaques, the small gable on the Everett Street side, covered with cement in which glass is embedded, may be the first use of that treatment on a summer cottage in Newport.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Mrs. Archie D. Pell 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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